New video: creating a dramatic new bridge at Tintagel Castle

Dan Linstead , 1 April 2019

Our client English Heritage is hard at work on one of the most exciting engineering projects of 2019: the construction of a new high-level footbridge at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall.

With its Arthurian legends and atmospheric setting on the north Cornish cliffs, Tintagel attracts some 200,000 visitors every year. Now work is underway on a new 60m-long footbridge which will link the mainland with the island on which the castle sits, improving access and restoring a connection in the landscape which has existed throughout history.

We’ve been working with English Heritage to document the plans and the build, and recently completed the second part of a video series on the bridge’s construction.

“Tintagel is one of the most spectacular historic sites in Britain, and continues to fire the imagination of visitors from around the world,” says Nichola Tasker, English Heritage head of national projects. For this video, we visited the thousand-year-old Cornish quarry providing the slate used in the bridge’s construction, and discovered the feat of engineering involved in the steel fabrication process. Finally we learned how the bridge sections will be transported down the windy roads to Tintagel.

“It’s incredible to see the skill and craftsmanship that goes into creating the different elements of the bridge, such as the slate being split by hand,” says Hannah Brinkman, Immediate’s Director of Video Content. “We can’t wait to capture the final installation on site, as the different sections of the bridge are transported via a cable crane and slotted together into the final form.”

Get the full story on the Tintagel bridge at the English Heritage Members’ area.


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