FALKIRK PEDESTRIAN AND CYCLE BRIDGE
The Westfield Bridge, Scotland, has been granted planning permission. The bridge looks to provide a new identity for the Falkirk eastern gateway area using unique architectural engineering. Further to proving a crossing, the bridge will provide amenity space such as seating, cycle routes and green spaces.
Out of the visioning exercise for the sustainability driven masterplan of the Eastern Gateway, and the upgrading of the A9 roadway, this project emerged as an essential part of the low carbon travel plan for the whole area. A 150m clear span suspension bridge to allow safe crossing for pedestrian and cycles of the busy road junction.
A 150m clear span, steel deck suspended from two pylons anchored into sculpted concrete bases, the structure provides safe crossing of the upgraded A9 roadway to connect the town centre with the Helix Park, the Kelpies and the Football Stadium.
ACCESS FOR EVERYONE
The ramps at each corner also create additional urban spaces that have been designed to reflect the differing context of the four quadrants they serve.