City Bridge, Newport - South Wales

Newport City Council

AECOM (formerly Faber Maunsell)

Morgan Vinci Ltd

Fairfield Mabey

I Struct E – Winner Award for Transportation Structures. BCSA Steel Design Award 2005. Institution of Civil Engineers (Wales) George Gibby Award.

Newport’s new 190m steel arch bridge carries the A4042/A455 Southern Distributor Road over the River Usk connecting Duffryn on the west side of Newport and the M4(J24) Coldra Roundabout.

Significantly this landmark bridge is located between the Transporter Bridge (one of only two of its type still in operation) and the George Street Bridge (the first cable stayed highway bridge in the UK). Accordingly a steel arch was developed in order to add to the City’s family of different bridge types and celebrate Newport’s industrial steel heritage.