“The Nest” -A New Cycle and Bridleway Bridge.
We wanted this bridge to be something that grows in time with both the local community but also with the landscape it sits within.
A living bridge in its most literal sense with an inbuilt adaptability allowing it to be more than just a river crossing, giving nature the chance to adapt to the bridge and accept it into the landscape whilst creating an ecological wildlife greenway encouraging local wildlife and insects to use the bridge too.
We developed a structural solution in collaboration with Martin Stockley Associates, a series of structural ribbons that weave in and out, spiral and twist over the main bridge deck connecting with it at specific points. Every single element is required structurally all working together to create one single structural nest.
Lancashire County Council & REMADE The Northwest Development Agency