Trinity Bridge - Manchester, UK

Santiago Calatrava Valls
Date Built
Across the River Irwell beside the Lowry Hotel
The pedestrian pathway that runs between Albert Bridge House and Alberton House leads to the River Irwell. The Trinity Bridge takes the footpath across the river to the Lowry Hotel. The bridge was designed by Santiago Calatrava Valls, a Spanish architect, sculpture and structural engineer. He has created a number of spectacular bridges around the world, as well as an Art Museum in Milwaukee, in the USA, and the BCE Place in Toronto, Canada.

A single walkway crosses the Irwell from the Manchester side but on the Salford side it forks in mid-air and ramps down towards the Lowry Hotel and Quay Street.  A 41-meter pylon, angled towards Salford, supports the structure.