Visit to the Millennium Bridge

09apr10:30 am12:30 pmVisit to the Millennium Bridge

Event Details

Engineer and Project Trustee Graham Wilford will guide us around the construction, architecture, and landscaping of this iconic York bridge.

This is an opportunity to hear Graham Wilford, a civil engineer and Trustee of the former York Millennium Bridge Trust, tell the story of the Bridge’s construction and point out some of the interesting features of its design and materials.

The Bridge cost £4.2m, part funded by the Millennium Commission, on the basis that the structure met its criteria of being ‘Inspirational in design and leading edge in engineering or architecture.’ Not only does the Bridge link across the Ouse between Fulford and York’s South Bank, it is an invaluable link in the network of cycle routes over a wider area.

We will begin on the large grassed area on the Fulford side of the Bridge – the best viewing point – and be introduced to the design and engineering involved. After looking up and under the Bridge, we will walk over to the west side and learn about the features there. We will include the landscape aspects of the project, and see more by walking along the west back to finish at Rowntree Park car park.

Nearest accesses to the Bridge are:

· along either river bank from all directions, or

· from Fulford Road via Hospital Fields Road, or Maple Grove, or

· from Bishopthorpe Road via Butcher Terrace.

Parking in the streets at either end of the Bridge is very restricted, the nearest car park is Rowntree Park car park.

1½ to 2 hours, outdoors.

Non-Members are welcome to join us on this event. Tickets for Non-Members go on sale two weeks before each event.

Time

(Tuesday) 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location

Millennium Bridge - Meet at Fulford End of the Bridge

38 Hospital Fields Road, York, YO10 4EF