Teign Crossing Cycle Bridge

Structural Designer

Engineering Design Group Devon County Council

Client Name

Devon County Council

Location

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom

Images: © Devon County Council

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Teign Crossing Cycle Bridge is a 90m long cable stayed structure over the River Teign in Devon. The structure is part of the UKs National Cycle Network and provides an essential commuter link between Kingsteignton and Newton Abbot for pedestrians and cyclists.  Working to a limited budget, the design team were challenged to create a light touch landmark structure, providing as little obstruction to the natural open views as could be achieved. Designed to Eurocodes, the structure uses tuned mass dampers to ensure that vibrations are reduced to comfortable levels.

Judge's comment:

The judges appreciate the way in which the design brief for this project was successfully realised, achieving an elegant structure serving its community