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 length102.50 m
LocationMedway River, Maidstone, Kent, UK
Span length37.50 + 49.50 m
Structure typeStress Ribbon.
Width of the superstructure3.10 m
Scope of work
Design for construction permission, tender design, detailed design.
RIBA Award 2002. Royal Institute of British Architects