£7.5m rotating pedestrian bridge will connect regeneration areas



As part of a regeneration project, a state-of-the-art bridge is being built to join two development areas of Hull.

The idea behind the projects was for bridge designers McDowell and Benedetti Architects to ‘recall Hull’s maritime heritage and create a series of places for people to enjoy the riverscape’ with the new 57m bridge.

The geometry and slow speed rotation allows people to walk onto and ride the bridge whilst moving in what the architects call a ‘world first.’

Jonathan McDowell said that it was slightly unusual for a bridge, adding, “It is curvaceous, black and big. it’s got a really large hub which could be used as a cafe, restaurant or exhibition space.”
 
The £7.5m project is expected to be finished by March with public access from May.