Exciting news for the city as Bath Quays Bridge was granted planning consent.
This is significant moment for the city as Bath Quays Bridge represents the first new crossing of the River Avon for over 100 years
The bridge design was selected via an international design competition, commissioned by B&NES Council in 2015. Six short-listed designs were evaluated by a panel of experts and exhibited on and offline, with visitors invited to vote for their favourite. Following the exhibition, the panel selected Paris based engineering and architectural consultancy Marc Mimram's 'Between History and Modernity' bridge as the winning design. This bridge was also the voting public's favourite.
The £4m bridge will be part-funded by the Cycle City Ambition Fund as it will provide a new crossing point for both cyclists and pedestrians. It will connect the development sites on Bath Quays North and Bath Quays South and will improve routes through the city, providing a much more pleasant alternative to the busy A36/Lower Bristol Road
It is envisaged that works could begin this year with the bridge completed by Spring 2018. For more information visit: www.bathnes.gov.uk/BathQuaysBridgePlans