Bath Quays Bridge will provide a new crossing point over the River Avon for pedestrians and cyclists; an alternative crossing point to Midland Bridge and Churchill Bridge to the west and east respectively. The bridge connects the development sites of Bath Quays North and South and enhances the improved connectivity between the riverside and Bath city centre.
Choosing a new bridge for Bath
The bridge design was selected via an international design competition, commissioned by us in 2015. 49 design teams were reduced to a shortlist of six by a panel of Council representatives and respected experts in the fields of bridge engineering and architecture.
The six short-listed designs were evaluated by the panel and exhibited at our One Stop Shop and online with visitors invited to vote for their favourite. Following the exhibition, the panel evaluated the designs and selected Paris based engineering and architectural consultancy Marc Mimram's 'Between History and Modernity' as the winning design. The winning design was also the public's favourite.
The bridge is due to officially open in early 2023 following completion of the public realm at Bath Quays South and the bridge naming consultation which begins September 2022. Further information regarding the bridge naming consultation can be found on our dedicated website.