Corporation Street Bridge

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Corporation Street Bridge
Bridge over Corporation Street - geograph.org.uk - 809089.jpg
Other name(s) Manchester Arndale Bridge
Crosses Corporation Street
Locale Manchester, England
Maintained by Manchester Arndale
Manchester City Council
Architect Hodder + Partners
Construction cost £1 million (1999)
Opened 1999

Corporation Street Bridge is a covered footbridge which crosses Corporation Street in Manchester city centre, Manchester. The bridge replaced the old footbridge, which was damaged beyond repair in the 1996 Manchester bombing. The bridge is shaped in the form of a hyperboloid and links the Marks & Spencer/Selfridges building to the Manchester Arndale.

History[edit]

Interior of the bridge.

The new footbridge was proposed by Manchester-based architects Hodder + Partners, whose entry won the design competition in 1997.[1] Construction swiftly began and was soon complete in time for opening in 1999.

The structure has won numerous awards and the new footbridge has symbolised the renaissance of Manchester city centre since the bomb.[2] The bridge was one of the earliest structures to be built after the bomb and overhangs the spot where the bomb exploded.

In 2011, the bridge received a seven-month renovation at a cost of £730,000.[3] Repairs included fixing cracked window panes and permanently replacing floor panels.[4]

Awards[edit]

  • RIBA Award 2000
  • Structural Steel Award 2000 RIBA Award 2000
  • American Institute of Architects Award 2000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corporation Street Bridge, Manchester". Hodder + Partners. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Manchester Bomb: How the city rose from the ashes". Manchester Evening News. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  3. ^ "Glass bridge over Corporation Street to reopen after £730k emergency repair job". Manchester Evening News. 9 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  4. ^ "Safety fears shut Arndale bridge that rose from IRA blast". Manchester Evening News. 16 February 2011. 

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Coordinates: 53°29′01″N 2°14′36″W / 53.48358°N 2.24328°W / 53.48358; -2.24328