Sicklauddsbron (Bridge Apaté), a stainless steel bridge that spans the Sickla Canal in the Hammarby Sjöstad area of Stockholm, has received the European Steel Design Award. The bridge’s load-bearing sections have been manufactured using high-strength duplex stainless steel hot rolled plate from AvestaPolarit Hot Rolled Plate in Degerfors. The 25mm gauge plates were first sent to AvestaPolarit PSC Nordic, also based in Degerfors, to undergo further processing, such as water cutting and bending. The joint preparation and welding preparations were also handled by PSC Nordic. The finished components for the bridge were then put together by Stålmonteringar AB Stålab, located in Trollhättan. At the institute’s annual meeting in May earlier this year, Bridge Apaté was awarded the Swedish Steel Design Award 2003 for the most innovative steel construction in Sweden in the past three years. The Steel Design Award was founded to encourage the use of steel in constructions and to generate new ideas and inspirational solutions. The prize was awarded for the first time this year. The architects for the project were Magnus Ståhl, Erik Andersson and Jelena Mijanovic; the design engineer was Scandiaconsult AB Luleå; the steel contractor Stålmonteringar AB Stålab, Trollhättan, Sweden.