Taking into consideration the key project requirements, we installed our low-level integrated LED handrail Garda, on the straight and curved approaches of the bridge. To aid facial recognition for users, we created an arch of light; we ensured that there was no light spill onto the main road below by using an asymmetric light distribution. As safety was of the utmost importance in this scheme, we also incorporated a bespoke anti-climb profile.
The construction of the bridge was part of a wider scheme which included the resurfacing of Malthouse Lane and the northern section of Northgate Avenue, to provide an all-weather surface for pedestrians and cyclists, alongside new lighting, footpath widening and an enhanced route. It is hoped that the improvements will result in many people reconsidering their mode of transport when they realise just how quick and convenient their journey can now be.
One of Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for Roads and Transport, officially opened the bridge alongside a welcoming crowd of local cyclists and pedestrians.