Newport footbridge Completed

The Newport City footbridge a pedestrian/cycle bridge over the River Usk in the city of Newport, United Kingdom, was officially opened in 2006. It is the first major project to be delivered as part of Newport’s multi-million pound regeneration programme.

the British Construction and Steelworkers Association

The new £5 million foot and cycle bridge stands 70m (229 ft) high and spans 145 metres (476 ft) across the River Usk – the length of 17 double decker buses.

The bridge forms a key part of Newport’s regeneration plan. The bridge has won a design award from the British Construction and Steelworkers Association; the George Gibby Award 2007 by the Institute of Civil Engineers in Wales; the regeneration award by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Wales as well as a highly commended by Wales Business Insider for the best regeneration project of 2007.

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