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Project Details

Client: Lake District National Park

Location: Rydal, Cumbria

The bridge at White Moss was installed in July 2014 as a replacement to the previous wooden footbridge to become part of a network of cycleways and access improvements throughout the Lake District. The bridge was commissioned by the Lake District National Park.

The design of the bridge was inspired by the existing elements on site, the three triangular stone pillars supporting the bridge and the natural flow of water. Within the new deck the three triangular pillars are shown with Corten panels, the movement of the water around the pillars and the eddies created are highlighted in the handrail supports at these locations.

Whilst the bridge handrails are based on traditional estate fencing they are heavier sections and hand forged and punched holes create a crafted tactile finish. The steelwork is galvanized with a patinated finish, an oak deck with Corten inlays all helps the structure to blend in with the national surroundings.

The curved deck and ramps flow around the trees and canopy giving this structure a true 'sense of place'.

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What people say?

Chris and his team have worked with us on a number of projects in the Lake District National Park. His design and high quality work will leave a long lasting legacy in the Lake District. We have an excellent working relationship and find Chris and his team friendly, efficient and open to our ideas and suggestions.

District Ranger, Lake District National Park

What people say?

We have worked with Chris and his team for many years now and they have completed some of our most complicated sculpture projects, with the utmost professionalism and care. Our relationship with CB Arts is more than client/supplier, we see Chris and his team as our partners who we trust. Chris Brammall is an artist in his own right and it is this element that makes his manufacture offer special to us, he understands form, scale, aesthetics and how materials will work in the public realm and this is invaluable.

Stephen Broadbent, Broadbent Studio

What people say?

We are so delighted with our two major pieces of work from Chris - a Spitfire Sculpture and our staircase. Chris listened to our requirements and gave us designs which exceeded our expectations. The Spitfire is the first thing you see on arrival at DCS Group and it is simply awesome. Then in reception visitors experience his amazing staircase as they make their way to our meeting rooms. All in all - he has created superb work and we are delighted. We would definitely use Chris again.

Denys C. Shortt OBE, DCS Group UK

What people say?

We are so pleased with the metalwork installations CB Arts have created and installed at Whitby, the house looks absolutely wonderful, as do the barriers. The installation team were great and everything went smoothly. It has been a pleasure to work with Chris and the team.

Ruth Haycock, Interpretation Manager North, English Heritage
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