SJ8398 : Lowry Hotel and Trinity Footbridge

taken 3 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Lowry Hotel and Trinity Footbridge
Lowry Hotel and Trinity Footbridge
On the Salford side of the river Irwell.
Trinity Bridge, Salford
The Trinity footbridge linking Manchester and Salford was designed by renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The 1.9m footbridge, named for the nearby Trinity Church (SJ8398 : Sacred Trinity Church, Salford), was opened in 1995 and connects the recently-developed Chapel Wharf area with the city centre. The whole structure rests on one single, 41metre tall pylon, leaned over at a rakish angle, from which the suspending tension cables hang down to suspend the footbridge deck beneath. Perhaps, not the most efficient design for a suspension bridge, but certainly a spectacular one visually.

Trinity Bridge was one of Calatrava's earliest bridge works and, to date, remains the only project he has completed in the United Kingdom.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 24 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Friday, 26 September, 2014
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8343 9850 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.9773N 2:15.0698W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8340 9844
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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