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
- Installation of:
- Street furniture
- Sign posts
- Fencing, gates
- Lighting scheme