The public artwork on the bridge provides a sonic landscape in which to enjoy the riverscape. When the bridge opening is activated a new sequence of rhythmic bells is triggered which increases in urgency and combines with a pulsing light. This has a practical purpose in alerting pedestrians to the imminent opening rotation, and it heightens the drama of the ‘ride’.
At night, low level fluorescents integrated into the parapet posts light the profile of the bridge and bring colour and sparkle to the blackened industrial riverscape.
Located in Kingston upon Hull, east of Hull city centre, the bridge connects Hull’s Old Town Conservation Area to the undeveloped industrial landscape of the East Bank, helping to unlock the potential of the riverside and promote wider regeneration in the areas east of the city centre. Scale Lane Staith on the West Bank has been re-landscaped with a series of stepped gardens leading to a new public square at the threshold of the bridge. The bridge provides a walkable route connecting the Museums Quarter on the West Bank to Hull’s major attraction The Deep.
|57m, with 37m cantilever, 30m clear opening
|350 tonnes steel, 650 tonnes concrete
|up to 4000 people
|Load Duing Opening
|up to 1000 people
|265sq m lettable area (restaurant use)
|Opening Movement Time
|100 seconds (plus 30 seconds wedges/unlocking)
|West Bank – 0.15m/s, East Bank – 0.58m/s
The working relationship between JFN and QH on the project has been excelling, working with a very demanding client.Colin Cotterell, Senior Project Manager
Thanks for all at Qualter Hall for the work to recover the damage to our product… The client is impressed with how the recovery has been undertaken and this is in no small part due to the excellent work completed by your team at what was a very difficult time.Malcom Goulding, Project Director
Thank you for your hard work and efforts in delivering the works both on and off site. My ED7 Overhaul colleagues were pleased with the way you worked with the site team and ultimately brought this project to a successful conclusion in a professional, timely, courteous and diligent manner.Engineering Manager
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Geoffrey Osborne Ltd/Wessex County Council The aim of the project was to replace the existing footbridge over the River Adur which is about 90 years old. The bridge links Shoreham beach to Shoreham by Sea town centre. The new bridge is a combined pedestrian and cycle bridge, which was constructed to the east of the […]More Info Here
John Mowlem Construction Ltd / Dublin Dockland Development Authority Appointed by main civil contractor John Mowlem Construction Ltd, Qualter Hall’s scope of work included the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a new double leaf pedestrian swing bridge over the River Liffey near Custom House Quay in Dublin. Two bridge leafs each measuring 44m nose […]More Info Here