About This Project

New Islington Bridge

A bridge was required to connect five routes, which run through the scheme, crossing a new canal. The design of the bridge enabled us to utilise the existing levels. The footbridge sat between the banks and consequently had no impact on the structure of a historical wall along Redhill Street. A single break in the wall allowed users to access the bridge from the footway.

The bridge responded to users on the water, on the bridge and on the towpath, as well as interacting with its setting. It created a strong sense of entrance with the supporting arch illuminated at night. The connection with the existing lower edge of the site formed a flowing ribbon, which enhanced the sense of motion.

Client : New Islington Partners

Location : Rochdale Canal

Budget : £3.5m

Completed : 2007

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