From fantastic to conventional, designs for a new pedestrian bridge over London’s River Thames have flooded the offices of the Borough of Wandsworth in response to its international ideas competition. The council is now displaying the 74 entrants for public comment before a panel of judges draws up a shortlist this March.

With the competition attracting the “biggest names in architecture and engineering” as well as more humble designers, officials are keeping all the submissions anonymous to maintain a level playing field.

“We challenged the world’s designers to come up with creative solutions to a very complex set of design, engineering and transport challenges,” comments council leader Ravi Govindia. “The response is testament to the exceptional talent out there.”

Click on the slideshow at left for a selection of the entries.