Scheme will link both sides of city’s new central business district
Bath and North East Somerset Council has approved proposals for a new £2.5 million cycle and pedestrian bridge that will provide a new link across the River Avon.
The Bath Quays Bridge, designed by Paris-based architect and engineer Marc Mimram in conjunction with Webb Yates’ Interrobang arm, will link proposed business district development sites on either side of the river.
Mimram beat competition from 50 rivals – including McDowell & Benedetti, AL_A, Heneghan Peng, Grimshaw and Moxon – to win the design competition for the bridge back in 2015.
Bath and North East Somerset’s economic development lead, Patrick Anketell-Jones, said the 65m-long bridge would be a crucial link between the Bath Quay North and Bath Quay South developments.
“The new Bath Quays Bridge across the river represents an important link in the council’s ambition to create jobs and opportunities for local people,” he said.
“As part of the wider riverside regeneration, the bridge will play a key role in connecting the city centre to the north and with the existing and future communities to the south and west.”
The council said it expected work on the bridge to be complete by spring next year.
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