OLDHAM WAY FOOTBRIDGES
Two new pedestrian and cycleway bridges across Oldham Way, Oldham. The Union Street West Footbridge (illustrated) has a main span of 45m whilst the King Street footbridge, which is of identical construction, has a span of 30m. Constructed in welded steel, the central truss divides the footway from the cycleway. The bridges are enclosed with glass to roof and walls for security of road users and the decks are brick paved.
The bridges were completed in year 2000 and shortlisted for a British Constructional Steelwork Award in 1991.
Client: Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
Consulting Engineers: Robert Benaim & Associates