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

‘Masterpieces of Bridge Architecture’, ‘How Super Cool Stuff Works’, The Observer, Architects Journal, RIBA Journal, Building Design, Building, Architecture Today, Dezeen, New Civil Engineer, OfArch (Italy), Civil Engineering (USA), radio and tv
BD Infrastructure Architect of the Year 2014, World Architecture Festival Transport Award,Civic Trust Award and Special Award for Community Impact & Engagement, AIA Excellence in Design Award, RIBA Yorkshire Award, Living Waterways Award, Structural Steel Design Award, Hull Civic Society Award, Architectural Digest ‘World’s 20 Most Impressive Pedestrian Bridges’