City Bridge, Newport - South Wales

Client
Newport City Council

Engineer
AECOM (formerly Faber Maunsell)

Contractor
Morgan Vinci Ltd

Fabricator
Fairfield Mabey

Client
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.