Funding secured for Irwell bridge
The HawkinsBrown-designed bridge, linking New Bailey in Salford and Manchester’s St Johns, has secured funding from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
Set run from a plot next to Manchester’s The Factory arts centre, currently under construction, and New Bailey, the bridge will provide a cycling and walking route over the Irwell to connect the two rapidly-developing areas.
Designed by HawkinsBrown with support from Civic Engineers, the bridge includes a steel deck cantilevered from a truss spanning the river. The bridge deck is also designed to widen in the centre at the point of crossing between Salford and Manchester.
Funding has been granted as part of a wider application by Salford City Council to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s Cycling & Walking Challenge Fund; this money will allow the design to be developed further before a planning application is submitted.
The bridge’s landing point will be near the proposed Nickel and Dime residential towers on the Manchester side, which have planning permission and are due to be developed by Select Property Group.
The crossing will sit between the Ordsall Chord and the New Quay Street bridge.