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Redhayes Pedestrian Bridge \ M5 Exeter
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Redhayes Pedestrian Bridge \ M5 Exeter

A steel arch and a suspended landscape pathway, create a dramatic gateway.

DesignEngine Redhayes Bridge close up of railings

Main Bridge and Mast

Working in collaboration with Structural Engineers Parsons Brinckerhoff the new bridge provides pedestrian and cycle improvements and connects existing and proposed residential areas to the West of the M5 Motorway, to proposed developments on the Eastern side such as: Exeter Science Park Gateway, Intermodal rail freight facility, Exeter Airport Expansion Skypark, Devon County Council’s business park.

The concept of the bridge falls into two parts. The first is the generation of a steel arch, which reaches over the motorway, creating a very strong and dramatic gateway to Exeter and beyond. The second element is the bridge deck, which is conceived as a suspended landscape pathway, connecting the two sides.

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