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.

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