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Tintagel Castle Footbridge

Tintagel Castle Footbridge

Tintagel Castle is one of the UK’s most important historic sites. Managed by English Heritage on behalf of the Duchy of Cornwall it draws over 200,000 visitors a year and up to 3,000 a day in the peak summer season. The new bridge reconnects the two halves of the castle allowing visitors to experience the historic approach and entrance to the castle’s inner ward. The design is relatively simple – two cantilevers which reach out from each abutment and don’t quite meet in the middle. The palette of materials is equally simple: painted mild steel for the main beams; duplex stainless steel for the cross bracing, deck trays and balustrading; Delabole slate laid on edge for the deck finish; and untreated English oak for the handrail. Architecturally the aim was to create a bridge which was resolutely contemporary in its design and fabrication, but also timeless and complimentary to its setting.

Project name

Tintagel Castle Footbridge

Author

Ney & Partners
William Matthews Associates

Website

https://wma.co/

Edition

5
Shortlisted

Year

2019

Surface area sqm

150

Cost €

5.000.000

City

Tintagel

Country

United Kingdom

Collaborators

Lead architects: Laurent Ney, Matthieu Mallie, William Matthews
Geotechnical Engineering: Ramboll

© Photographer

David Levene

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