Each year, The Institution of Structural Engineers honors outstanding design with its Structural Awards. Here's a look at the short-listed honorees in the Highway or Railway Bridge category.

Baakenhafen Bridge
LOCATION: Hamburg, Germany
STRUCTURAL DESIGNER: Buro Happold Engineering
ARCHITECT: Wilkinson Eyre

Bridge across the Waschmühl Valley

LOCATION: Kaiserslautern, Germany
STRUCTURAL DESIGNER: Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner
ARCHITECT: AV1 Architekten GmbH

Elbe Bridge

LOCATION: Schönebeck, Germany
STRUCTURAL DESIGNER: Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner
ARCHITECT: Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner Beratende Ingenieure VBI AG

Shenyang Hun River Ribbon Bridge

LOCATION: Shenyang, China
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
ARCHITECT: Ding Jiemin

The Second Penang Bridge

LOCATION: Penang, Malaysia
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: China Highway Planning and Design Institute; AECOM Asia Co. Ltd

Photos courtesy The Institution of Structural Engineers, Wikimedia Commons