Dundee City Council planners are set to rubber-stamp the award next week.
The footbridge over the railway at Seabraes will give pedestrians and cyclists access to and from Perth Road and Riverside Drive.
Will Dawson, convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “I am sure that the stunning design and strategic location of the new bridge will soon make it a city landmark.
“Thanks to the new bridge pedestrians and cyclists will get easy access from one of the main arteries of Dundee to the heart of the waterfront.”
Construction is expected to start on site in autumn with a completion date in spring next year.