Irwell Footbridge

Manchester- Architectural Lighting

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Irwell Footbridge

LTP has completed a striking task and aesthetic lighting scheme, adding to the company's extensive bridge portfolio.

Having illuminated numerous bridges including the Alfie Morland Bridge, the Tradeston Bridge, the Fabian Way Bridge and the Perryn Road Bridge, Lighting Technology Projects was invited to work on the Irwell Footbridge by leading steelwork specialists Briton Fabricators Ltd.

LTP was requested to design task lighting for the bridge deck and aesthetic lighting for the underside of the 44-metre (144ft) structure that acts as a gateway between Manchester and Salford.

The completed installation incorporated 104 UniLED lights evenly ensconced into both sides of the handrail, and eight LED RGB 24 watt floodlights offering eight colour options to light the underside and facilitate variable scene settings. These high performance fixtures are controlled remotely via an eight-button outstation, located in a local office development.

Following the installation of the bridge across the river, any subsequent adjustments to the lighting had to be completed at water level via a floating barge. However the LTP team were able to utilise their experience and skills to work around this challenge and successfully completed the project ahead of the opening, much to the delight of both the contractor and client.

Steve Lloyd of Briton Fabricators was full of praise for LTP's show of expertise during this project: "Briton Fabricators were impressed with the whole professional approach and installation of lighting products supplied and installed on our fabricated steel footbridge over the River Irwell, Spinningfields, Manchester.

From the moment we met the [LTP] sales team we were happy to be discussing and eventually appointing a first class company to work with us on the prestigious project. We were highly pleased with the whole company package!"