Scale Lane Bridge, Hull
Award-winning new pedestrian swing bridge over the River Hull. As well as improving connection between the city centre and the under-developed east bank, the new bridge acts as a focus for riverside regeneration and creates a memorable new civic landmark for people to enjoy the river.
Won in an international competition, the design uniquely allows people to ride on the bridge while it actually rotates – a world first. It has become a destination in the city and is regularly opened as a visitor attraction.
Client: HCA ,Yorkshire Forward, Hull CC
Cost: £7 million
Status: Opened 2013
Team: McDowell+Benedetti, Arup, Qualter Hall, Alan Baxter Associates, Sutton-Vane Associates, Grontmij, Nayan Kulkarni