York Millennium Footbridge - Spencer Group

York Millennium Footbridge

A new ‘Landmark’ pedestrian/cycle bridge over the River Ouse at York to celebrate the new millennium.

The 80m span structure is formed with a complex box beam structure supported on a stainless steel raked bowstring that involved Spencer in developing new fabrication techniques and an innovative construction methodology to launch the bridge – assembled on one bank – across the river. The associated River Walks were enhanced with  hard and soft landscaping involving the construction of bank-side viewing platforms: tree planting, wild flower seeding,  paving, street furniture, plaques, signposting, fencing, gates and a lighting scheme.  All the works were carried within particularly rigorous environmental constraints.

Key project details

  • 80m complete box girder footbridge
  • Pre-fabricated and lifted into place
  • Construction of bank-side viewing platforms
  • Paving
  • Installation of:
  1.     Street furniture
  2.     Sign posts
  3.     Fencing, gates
  4.     Lighting scheme