Kent Messenger Millennium Bridge

Completed in 2001

The pedestrian bridge is a part of a park developed along the Medway River. The deck of the bridge is formed by a two-span stress ribbon that was - for the first time - designed with a cranked alignment. The angle plan between the spans is 65 degrees. The stress ribbon is assembled of precast segments and a composite deck slab. The intermediate support, which is situated in the axis of the angle break, is formed by a compression strut and a tension tie. The compression strut function as stairs, the tension tie is formed by a stainless-steel pipe.

Structure length

102.50 m


Medway River, Maidstone, Kent, UK

Span length

37.50 + 49.50 m

Structure type

Stress Ribbon.

Width of the superstructure

3.10 m

Scope of work

Design for construction permission, tender design, detailed design.


GPS: 51.2803972N, 0.5147438E
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RIBA Award 2002. Royal Institute of British Architects