Footbridge installed at Worcester's Hive project

Footbridge wide Both the main building and new footbridge are covered in copper aluminium alloy tiles

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A pedestrian bridge has been installed at Worcester's Library and History Centre, linking it to the city centre.

The bridge is 56ft (17m) long, 20ft (6m) high and made using the same copper aluminium alloy as the building.

Iain Paul, the design manager from Worcestershire County Council, said it had been "important to create interesting public spaces" and said the bridge was "central to that".

The £60m centre is due to open to the public next July.

The 16.5-tonne footbridge runs across the Butts area of the city and joins the building to the car park opposite.

The Hive, which is being built by developers Galliford Try, is a joint project between Worcestershire County Council and the University of Worcester.

Mr Paul described it as a fundamental part of the project.

He said: "It creates a new and interesting pedestrian route in and out of the city both northwards and west across to Sabrina Bridge.

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