Winner 2011

Award for
Pedestrian Bridges

Project Description

The Media City Footbridge is an asymmetric cable stayed swing-bridge, providing pedestrian access over the Manchester Ship Canal into the heart of the new Media City Development. The footbridge has been designed to respond to the particular geometrical constraints of its location; it is highly contextual and provides a spectacular southern pedestrian gateway to the development. The bridge also addresses anticipated future development at Trafford Wharf to the south and, in conjunction with the existing Lowry Bridge, enhances pedestrian links for the area as a whole, celebrating the heritage of the canal as a living amenity.

Judge’s comments

"A graceful and well-engineered bridge that displays structural flair in the concept and the details; a delightful testament to the art of structural engineering."

Project overview

Structural Designer

  • Gifford

Client Name

  • Peel Holdings

Year Submitted

  • 2011

Submitted By

  • Gifford