River Irwell Footbridge

Construction of a bespoke footbridge, associated abutments and public realm high specification paving.

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Construction of a bespoke footbridge, associated abutments and public realm high specification paving. The Irwell footbridge will span across the River Irwell landing:

  • Adjacent to the Mark Addey Public House on the Salford bank
  • At the edge of Irwell Square between the two Wescott retail/residential buildings on the Manchester bank.

The proposed bridge construction is a prefabricated steel super-structure with an abutment and a foundation on the Manchester bank and a foundation on the Salford bank.

The construction of new reinforced concrete abutments on the Manchester (Left Bank) and Salford sides of the River Irwell between Quay Street and Bridge Street.

The subsequent off site fabrication of a new steel bridge with delivery to site in sections, fabrication on site into one complete section and lifting into position. This bridge works also include the installation and tensioning of a cable running beneath the bridge.

Ancillary works include painting of the bridge (mainly off site), lighting, and public realm works to either abutment and surrounds.

Photos courtesy of Ramboll, photographer Jaap Oepkes

Client: Allied London Properties

Contract: River Irwell Footbridge

Value: £1.5 million

Duration: 43 weeks