Contractor Alfred McAlpine has begun work to prepare the site of this £4.9m foot and cycle bridge in Newport, south Wales. The Usk bridge, designed by Grimshaw and Atkins, is 67 m tall and 145 m long. The structure has four crane-like masts, standing in pairs, which support the bridge from the west bank. The project’s clients are Newport council, the Welsh Development Agency and urban regeneration company Newport Unlimited. The subcontractor is Rowecord Engineering. The scheme is due for completion in May 2006.