Newport City Footbridge (Summary)

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Drawing inspiration from the City’s historic wharves, this crane-like structure supports a 145m span footbridge / cycleway across the River Usk, and is a magnificent landmark in the heart of a regeneration area. The bridge deck loads are transferred to ground level by two 120mm diameter cables, which also act as stays for two pairs of masts. Fabrication of the 850 tonne structure began in August 2005, with pre-assembly and erection in early 2006. The completed structure plays a critical part in the City’s accessibility strategy, and is powerful evidence that regeneration is underway.

Architect Grimshaw
Structural Engineer Atkins
Steelwork Contractor Rowecord Engineering Ltd.
Main Contractor Alfred McAlpine
Client Newport Unlimited and Welsh Assembly Government.

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