Celtic Gateway bridge helps regenerate Holyhead

A new pedestrian and cycleway bridge called the Celtic Gateway has been constructed to link the port of Holyhead, Anglesey, UK with the town centre. The bridge was designed by consultant Gifford on behalf of the Isle of Anglesey County Council. A large steel tail rises from one end of the bridge as a focal point. There are two slender stainless steel arches from which a curved deck is suspended using an array of steel hangers. A spiral ramp on the port side provides access to the bridge. The deck is formed from a steel trough filled with concrete and finished with stainless steel nosing. This makes it heavy and keeps vibration to a minimum. The steel tubes for each arch were fabricated by Italian firm Cimolai, assembled on site and lifted into place in 2005. Both steel arches lean back from the vertical. Each bridge arch cantilevers from a springing point at one end that is anchored into a 10m square concrete pile cap on 16 reinforced concrete piles. Principal contractor for the bridge was Laing O'Rourke Civil Engineering. The bridge forms part of a transport and environmental regeneration scheme in the town.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 15-6
  • Serial:
    • Structural Engineer
    • Volume: 85
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Institution of Structural Engineers
    • ISSN: 1466-5123

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  • Accession Number: 01061051
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2007 2:08PM