Edward Lloyd-Hughes

Woodbank Bridge

This footbridge was designed to cross what is believed to be a medieval woodbank marking the edge of the ancient forest of Selwood, the boundary between the counties of Somerset and Wiltshire.

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It gives access to some splendid views to the west. The steelwork consists of two curved channels over a span of 5.5 metres with a rise of 350mm and timber decking between. The handrail is supported on hollow section balusters. Galvanizing was chosen because of the natural look required in this setting and to protect the many junctions and crevices inevitable in a structure of this type.

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