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Manchester Calatrava Bridge

River Crossing in northwest England, UK – design by world-famous Spanish architect / engineer

Calatrava Bridge

Date built: 1995

Design: Santiago Calatrava, Barcelona

Manchester building photos © Matthew Ansell 21 Sep 2006:

Calatrava Bridge over the River Irwell:
Manchester Calatrava bridge
Manchester photos © Matthew Ansell Sep 2006

Calatrava bridge
photo © Adrian Welch 2006

Trinity Bridge is a three-way footbridge which crosses the River Irwell and links the two cities of Manchester and Salford. It was designed by renowned Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava and was completed in 1995. It was one of Calatrava’s earliest bridge works and remains the only project he has completed in the United Kingdom.

Trinity Bridge was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, and was one of his earliest bridge works. The bridge has a typical Calatrava design utilising straight white lines as a structure, and is dominated by the rotund pylon which rises to 41m.

Context to the bridge:
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photos © Matthew Ansell Sep 2006

The bridge crosses the River Irwell, which marks the boundary between Manchester and Salford. The bridge was re-painted and examined in 2010 as part of the 15-year maintenance programme.

Location: St Mary’s Parsonage, Manchester, connecting across to Brown Street in Salford. The bridge crosses the River Irwell, and is on the west side of the city centre, just west of Deansgate.

Santiago Calatrava engineer / architect, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Location: St Mary’s Parsonage, Salford / Manchester, Northwest England, UK

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