Barnsley Market Gate bridge opens to the public

16 January 2024

The new Market Gate Bridge links the Glass Works Square in Barnsley with the transport interchange, opening up more active travel routes to the town centre.

Users can easily travel by foot, bike, scooter or wheelchair, with a lift at both ends making it fully accessible. Cyclists are able to take their bikes into the lifts or walk them up the steps using the cycle wheel groove.

The bridge accommodates the anticipated pedestrian flows, including both the town centre regeneration and fans from the nearby football stadium. The improved connectivity will also benefit the planned youth zone next to the interchange, a destination for young people in the area providing sports, arts, performance and enterprise sessions.

The new bridge was constructed to replace the former Jumble Lane level crossing which closed as part of Network Rail’s programme to remove the risk of outdated level crossings that were no longer fit for purpose. Together with Network Rail, Barnsley Council decided to build an ambitious structure that would create a placemaking landmark, whilst complimenting the surrounding area, including The Glass Works development.

Our team was the lead structural and civil designer, seeing us work in collaboration with Barnsley Council, IBI Group Architects and Network Rail to achieve this striking structure.

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