DesignEngine Redhayes Bridge

Redhayes Pedestrian Bridge

M5 Exeter
M5 Motorway
Completed 2005

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

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.

DesignEngine Redhayes Bridge sketch overview

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.

DesignEngine Redhayes Bridge
DesignEngine Redhayes Bridge close up of railings