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Media City Footbridge

MediaCity Footbridge
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General Information

Beginning of works: September 2009
Completion: 2011
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Swing bridge
Cable-stayed bridge with semi-fan system
Function / usage: Pedestrian bridge (footbridge)


Location: Salford, Greater Manchester, North West England, England, United Kingdom
Trafford, Greater Manchester, North West England, England, United Kingdom
Crosses: Manchester Ship Canal (1894)
Coordinates: 53° 28' 16.69" N    2° 18' 0.28" W

Technical Information


main span 65 m
width 4 - 20 m
length 83 m

Products, Services & Reports

MediaCityUK is major development in Manchester, UK, that provides a new home for the UK's BBC and ITV broadcasting organisations. It includes gen ...



Structural engineering
Steel construction

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Relevant Publications

  • Swing city in "Bridge Design & Engineering", 4th Quarter 2008, n. 53 v. 14
  • Curran, Peter & Thompson, Steve Media City Footbridge, Salford Quays presented at IABSE Symposium, Large Structures and Infrastructures for Environmentally Constrained and Urbanised Areas, Venice, 22-24 September 2010.
  • Keil, Andreas Fußgängerbrücken, DETAIL Institut für international Architektur-Dokumentation, Munich (Germany), ISBN 3920034635, 2012; pp. 106-107
  • Marks, James & Thompson, Steve Media City Footbridge, Salford, UK presented at 35th Annual Symposium of IABSE / 52nd Annual Symposium of IASS / 6th International Conference on Space Structures, London, September 2011.
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