Sunday, October 20, 2013

Bridge across Corporation Street, Manchester

Corporation Street, October 2013 showing the bridge connecting the Arndale Centre with Marks & Spencers.

The original bridge was destroyed in the IRA bombing of Manchester in June 1996. The story is told in this BBC News item now archived.

I last posted about the bridge over Corporation Street in August 2008

This view shows construction work still taking place in July 1998.

This shows the new walkway bridge as it looked in 1999.

The new bridge is cylindrical, instead of oblong, but otherwise fits exactly as the original had. The walkway is neither level (sloping downwards from the Arndale Centre into Marks & Spencer) nor straight, as it was discovered that the original walkway entrances in the two buildings were not directly opposite one another, but slightly askew.

This is the view inside going from the Arndale into M&S.

Here is the view going the other way.

A contribution to Sunday Bridges at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.


  1. It is sad that the IRA has wrought so much destruction.

    The small silver lining to this cloud is the new bridge is quite fine.
    «Louis» thanks you for adding it to the images at Sunday Bridges.

  2. That is a fine looking skybridge.

  3. That is brilliant, thanks for sharing. It's really a spectacular walkway.

  4. What an interesting design for a walkway bridge!