Advanced modular construction techniques mean the structure can be largely prefabricated and assembled on site, allowing rapid construction and minimising disruption to the surrounding area. The result is a confident emblem of Salford’s revitalisation, providing a vital link to leisure space and new areas of development, and articulating the city’s vision for future growth.
The bridge is a 3-span cable stayed painted steel structure, comprising a deck supported from two leaning masts. The two masts are sculpted elements fabricated as hollow elements from stiffened steel plates partially filled with concrete, with the Southern mast slightly higher. Crescent shaped in elevation, they are supported at the lower ends on plinths at the rivers edge, leaning toward each other – but not touching.