Project Taunton | Taunton, Somerset 2008-2010
Shortlisted RIBA Awards 2011
Spanning a nationally important Scheduled Ancient Monument and surrounded by Listed buildings, this bridge provides a fully DDA compliant link between Goodland Gardens and the redeveloped Castle Green area of Taunton.
The bridge is gently curved, subtly yielding to the Castle Tower but maintaining a direct route from one end of the site to the other. The deck tapers to mitigate between the contrasting conditions at either end – the false perspective set up by the taper, combined with the gentle curve, visually shortens the uphill journey to the square while apparently prolonging the downhill stroll into the gardens.