• Scale Lane Bridge
  • Scale Lane Bridge
  • Scale Lane Bridge
  • Scale Lane Bridge
  • Scale Lane Bridge
  • Scale Lane Bridge
  • Scale Lane Bridge
  • Scale Lane Bridge
  • Scale Lane Bridge
  • Scale Lane Bridge
  • Scale Lane Bridge

Scale Lane Bridge

Hull, Yorkshire

Winner of an international competition for a new opening pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Hull. As well as improving connection between the city centre and the under-developed east bank, the new swing bridge acts as a focus for riverside regeneration and creates a memorable new civic landmark. Uniquely it allows people the experience of riding on the bridge while it actually rotates – a world first. It has become a visitor destination in the city.

VIDEO – see the bridge move + interviews

  • Client:
  • Homes and Communities Agency
  • Yorkshire Forward
  • Hull Forward
  • Hull City Council
  • Team:
  • Benedetti Architects
  • McDowell+Benedetti (to July 2016)
  • Qualter Hall
  • Alan Baxter & Associates
  • Arup
  • Sutton Vane Associates
  • Grontmij
  • Nayan Kulkarni (artist)
  • A Torn Construction
  • Jackson Civil Engineering
  • Budget:
  • £7m
  • Published:
  • ‘Masterpieces- Bridge architecture & design’
  • BBC TV “Building Britain”
  • Architects’ Journal
  • RIBA Journal
  • Building Design
  • Building
  • Architecture Today
  • Civil engineering (USA)
  • OfArch (Italy)
  • A10 New European Architecture
  • MARK Magazine (Germany)
  • Architecture NZ
  • The Observer
  • DETAIL
  • Dezeen
  • Wallpaper
  • New Civil Engineer
  • World Architecture News
  • NBS
  • Local and regional newspapers and radio
  • International magazines and blogs
  • Awards:
  • World Architecture News Transport Award 2013
  • Civic Trust Award 2014
  • Civic Trust Special Award for Community Impact & Engagement 2014
  • American Institute of Architects 'Excellence in Design Award' 2014
  • RIBA Yorkshire Award 2014
  • Structural Steel Design Awards 2014 (commendation)
  • World Architecture Festival Award 2014 (Infrastructure category)
  • Living Waterways Award 2014
  • SD Infrastructure Architect of the Year 2014
  • RICS Pro Yorkshire 2015 'Design Through Innovation Award' (highly commended)
  • “Scale Lane Bridge is architecture and engineering. Its aesthetic qualities are deeply rooted in what it means to dwell for a while on/over the river and look back to the city. It is at once sculptural and practical, heroic and intimate. Use it, be seen on it, strut on it! Enjoy it- it is a venue in its own right.”
  • Civic Trust Award citation