Torbay Footbridge

Spencer Group were awarded a contract by Torbay Council to construct a double bascule footbridge across the harbour. The footbridge featured land mark ‘blades of light’ towers with iconic feature lighting and was part of a £21m regeneration project of Torquay’s Waterfront.

Key Project Details

Client Torbay Council
Duration 30 weeks
Location Torquay

Project Scope

The contract involved the construction of impounding cill and tide operated gates across the harbour entrance to ensure the required depth of water is maintained at all tide stages to prevent moored vessels from grounding. The 50m span double bascule lifting bridge included the construction of two reinforced concrete piers in the middle of the harbour dock and provided a pedestrian access across the harbour and created a natural promenade route for visitors. The project formed part of a £21 million regeneration of Torquay’s Waterfront.

The project involved

50m pedestrian double bascule lifting bridge
iconic feature lighting


A collaborative approach to works between the Spencer Group team and Torbay Council was fundamental in the successful completion of this project. The 30-week construction of this iconic structure on the Torbay Harbour was both on time and on budget. Acting as part of the wider Torquay Harbour regeneration project, this footbridge is still used today and is a key access route across the harbour.

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The project involved

cill and tide operating gates
associated civil works