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General Information

Completion: 1999
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Hyperbolic bridge
Function / usage: Skyway (skywalk, skybridge)
Material: Steel bridge

Awards and Distinctions

2000 award winner  


Location: , , , ,
Address: Corporation Street
Coordinates: 53° 29' 0.66" N    2° 14' 35.77" W
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Technical Information


diameter 6.2 m
length 18 m


structural steel 28 t


cost of construction Pound sterling 500 000


deck steel
façade glass
shell steel


15 June 1996

A bomb explodes near the bridge location shattering the existing bridge. 220 people are injured nearby.

Excerpt from Wikipedia

Corporation Street Bridge is a skyway which crosses Corporation Street in Manchester city centre, Manchester. The bridge replaced the old footbridge, which was damaged beyond repair in the 1996 Manchester bombing. The bridge is shaped in the form of a hyperboloid and links the Marks & Spencer/Selfridges building to the Manchester Arndale.


The new footbridge was proposed by Manchester-based architects Hodder + Partners, whose entry won the design competition in 1997. Construction swiftly began and was soon complete in time for opening in 1999.

The structure has won numerous awards and the new footbridge has symbolised the renaissance of Manchester city centre since the bomb. The bridge was one of the earliest structures to be built after the bomb and overhangs the spot where the bomb exploded.

In 2011, the bridge received a seven-month renovation at a cost of £730,000. Repairs included fixing cracked window panes and permanently replacing floor panels.


  • RIBA Award 2000
  • British Constructional Steelwork Association's Structural Steel Award 2000
  • American Institute of Architects Award 2000

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Corporation Street Bridge" and modified on 23 April 2024 according to the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.


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