The Bourg Walk bespoke bridge, also known as the Southcourt Bridge or the Roberts Bridge after a local councillor, opened in March 2009 connecting Southcourt to Aylesbury town centre.
The focus of the footbridge is a central concrete pillar with four suspension cables supporting the structure. This bridge forms a central part of the Aylesbury Hub project.
Bourg Walk was nominated and won the Engineering Excellence Award 2009 awarded by the Institution of Civil Engineers – South East England branch.
Canal Architectural produced 20mm thick stainless steel balusters 316 satin polished, with a 320 grit finish for the Bourg Walk Bridge. Canal also supplied an elliptical aluminium handrail, which was extruded by others.
To complete the balustrade, Gladstone PC 100/10 mesh was used in between each baluster, which was supplied by another company that supply architectural mesh.
Bespoke Bridge: Liffey
The Liffey Bridge is another project that Canal Architectural has completed work on.
The Liffey River, which flows through the centre of Dublin, supplies much of Dublin’s water, and a range of recreational opportunities.
The opportunity for Canal to be apart of the bespoke bridge creation over the Liffey river was an opening to show everyone the capabilities the Canal Architectural team has to offer.
The main structure of the bridge was constructed by others, while the Canal Architectural manufacturing team started construction of the stainless steel light boxes and elliptical handrail, which started the construction of the balustrade.
The elliptical handrail, 120mm x 60mm, was a unique feature, which was requested in a shot peened finish. To complete the balustrade, sections of mesh were bolted to each baluster above the individual light box features.
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