Bradford Living Street Connect2
The scheme provided improved connections in a network of pedestrian and cycle routes on either side of Manchester Road, a busy dual carriageway near Bradford city centre, with a direct link between a school, park, and guided busway station, without pedestrians having to come into proximity of vehicular traffic.
The new bridge provides better gradients of the approach ramps which are DDA compliant, higher parapets and better connectivity to existing routes and local facilities.
Associated with the bridge works were significant improvements to surrounding public realm areas using high specification paving, extensive soft landscaping and new Sustainable Srban Drainage Systems.
The new piled bridge piers were all constructed in and around the busy local highway network and public realm areas, around extensive existing services, using restricted access piling rigs, which all had to be pre-planned and phased in order to minimise disruption to the public.
Due to the continually changing shape of the bridge nearly every section was unique.
These were all individually fabricated and labelled to allow their seamless installation over a further weekend closure of the busy A641.
EWCE held a workshop and presentation at the local school to further foster engagement with the local community and were involved in the opening ceremony attended by hundreds of locals and cycling enthusiasts.