The Cloister Bridge

A heroic bridge that spans 12.6m (39ft) from a private garden, over a bridleway to another garden 8ft below. Built during 2004–2005.

Materials: Oak, chestnut, larch and Douglas fir. Stainless steel tension wires and abutments in reinforced (in-situ) cast concrete.

Structural description: Double-sided girder bridge, engineered to 5Kn per m2.


Design: Matt Robinson

Engineer: John McDowall

Construction: Workshop of Matt Robinson and lead carpenter/boat builder, Simon Venner.

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