The Media City Footbridge

The Media City Footbridge is a project of the Northwest Regional Development Agency.  Their web site says this about it, "The £11m bridge, funded by the NWDA, will be a spectacular addition to the Salford Quays skyline and will provide better access and encourage extra footfall around Trafford Wharf and through to Trafford Park, the Lowry, MediaCityUK, Imperial War Museum North and Old Trafford football and cricket grounds."

Steven Broomhead, Chief Executive of the NWDA, said: “The bridge not only looks spectacular but it will be an important channel for improving access and connectivity to MediaCityUK and across the Quays.”

The bridge was designed by the architectural practice of Wilkinson Eyre and engineered by Balfour Beatty.  It took four days to move into position.  The architect's website says that they were, "commissioned to develop designs for a unique opening footbridge between the proposed Media City development for the BBC at Salford Quays and The Imperial War Museum of the North. The bridge has a dramatic curved form which responds to the radial masterplan of the site and which will form an integral part of an orbital pedestrian route around the Canal basin. The steel bridge deck is supported along one edge by a series of stay cables which transfer loads to a distinctive fanned mast."


Below are a number of images of the bridge under construction.

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