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Canning Dock lifting footbridge


Eadon is pleased to have recently contributed to an ambitious initiative which aims to transform Liverpool’s waterfront.

The £75m Waterfront Transformation Project is a 10-year plan led by National Museums Liverpool (NML) to enhance the city’s waterfront areas spanning from the Royal Albert Dock to Mann Island.

The Canning Dock area is a key focus of the project. Here, the aim is to uncover the historical significance of Canning quaysides and dry docks, better connecting them with the International Slavery Museum, the Maritime Museum, and the Museum of Liverpool.

Eadon played a crucial role in supporting Architects Asif Khan Studio and Structural Engineers AKTII with the mechanical design of a new lifting footbridge. The bridge will reinstate the pedestrian crossing across Canning Half Tide Dock, linking the graving docks with the wider waterfront area. It is a twin-span lift bridge, designed to accommodate the occasional tall ship entering the dock, whilst enabling regular canal traffic to pass underneath when closed. This connection will enhance accessibility and create a seamless experience for visitors.

Eadon Senior Engineer, David Kinnear says “It’s been great to participate in a project that not only conveys a significant message but also celebrates naval facilities, all while incorporating contemporary manufacturing techniques.”

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