EWP PROJECT: Castleford Footbridge

Project Description: Footbridge over river Aire
Client: Wakefield Council
Architects: McDowell-Benedetti, London
Engineers: Tony Gee and Partners
Wood Working Contractors: Engineered Wood Products Ltd 
Timber Species: Cumaru 
Completion Date: July 2008

EWP Involvement:

EWP Ltd. Provided consultancy to the design process. Designed a new fixing system for the deck boards to ensure a fair curvature. Manufactured the deck in prefabricated panels and the hand rail in prefabricated sections. 

The Castleford footbridge has now won 14 National and International Awards.

Image of bridge panel in workshop
image of handrail fitting on site
Image of Opening day
Image of Castleford Footbridge