Scale Lane Bridge

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Photography credit: © Timothy Soar (photos 1-6); John Clayton (photos 7-8)

Special Award

Special Award for Community Impact & Engagement
Sponsored by Derwent London

Level of Award

Special Award


Yorkshire & Humberside

Local Authority Area



Information about this scheme

Located in Kingston-upon-Hull, this innovative swing bridge over the River Hull connects the city centre and Old Town conservation area to the underdeveloped landscape of the east bank and provides a new route connecting existing cultural attractions. The black steel bridge over the muddy tidal river has a distinctive and tough character, appropriate to the context and to Hull’s industrial and maritime heritage. The scheme helps unlock the regeneration potential of key sites on the east bank of the River Hull and has become a busy public space and an attraction in its own right, with the design actively encouraging people to sit, eat, relax, linger, sightsee, experience the opening ride and generally enjoy the surrounding riverscape. Design features such as the upper viewing deck, areas of seating and landscaping with their sound and art installations, striking lighting design and the slow-moving mechanical operation which enables visitors to remain on the bridge while it opens, all contribute to make Scale Lane Bridge a key social gathering place for Hull’s residents and visitors, now and for years to come.







Hull City Council

Landscape Designer


Main Contractor

Qualter Hall & Co. Ltd


Hull City Council

Project Manager


Quantity Surveyor


Services Engineer

Qualter Hall

Structural Engineer

Alan Baxter Associates

Lighting Consultant

Sutton Vane Associates

Acoustic Consultant

NK Projects

Civil Engineers


Civil Engineers

A Torn Construction

Civil Engineers

Jackson Civil Engineering

Primary Use Class

Class E1b - Bridges/Tunnels