GRAHAM Construction to build a new cycle & pedestrian footbridge in Belfast.
Derby, United Kingdom, 2-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — GRAHAM Construction has been selected to deliver a new £5m cycle & pedestrian footbridge at the Lagan Weir in Belfast on behalf of the Department for Social Development.
As part of a regeneration project for the area, public realm improvements along Belfast waterfront will include an upgrade to the existing bridge to provide an integrated cycle route.
Spanning the River Lagan from Donegal Quay on the north side to Queens Quay on the south side, the existing bridge will be removed and replaced with a new structure.
The new footbridge will be approximately 120m in length, between abutments with additional ramp lengths of approximately 27m and 29m, with a deck width varying from 4.20m to 10.0m at its widest.
The vertical profile will be a continuous curved profile with ramps at a gradient of 1:20, the horizontal alignment will also be curved with a degree of a-symmetry.
The new footbridge will consist of structural steel, enveloped in aluminium cladding with a glass parapet on the east elevation and a stainless steel post and wire system on the west parapet.
GRAHAM will be responsible for the design of the support structures on both the Donegal Quay and Queens Quay for the approach ramps.
The project will also include the refurbishment of the weir lighting with removal of existing halogen lights to be replaced with new energy efficient lighting.
Works are due to commence in December 2014.