White Moss Bridge, Rydal, Cumbria

The bridge at White Moss was installed in July 2014 as a replacement to the previous wooden footbridge to become part of a network of cycleways and access improvements throughout the Lake District. The bridge was commissioned by the Lake District National Park.  

The design of the bridge was inspired by the existing elements on site, the three triangular stone pillars supporting the bridge and the natural flow of water. Within the new deck the three triangular pillars are shown with Corten panels, the movement of the water around the pillars and the eddies created are highlighted in the handrail supports at these locations.  

Whilst the bridge handrails are based on traditional estate fencing they are heavier sections and hand forged and punched holes create a crafted tactile finish. The steelwork is galvanized with a patinated finish, an oak deck with Corten inlays all helps the structure to blend in with the national surroundings.  

The curved deck and ramps flow around the trees and canopy giving this structure a true 'sense of place'. 

Fast Facts

Design: Chris Brammall

Materials: Corten steel, stainless steel, oak

Dimensions: 41m long x 1.3m wide

Location: Cumbria

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