Yorkshire community reunited by new swing bridge across canal.

HRH Princess Royal has officially opened a new swing bridge in Thorne, South Yorkshire. The bridge, designed by Broadway Malayan architects and engineered by Buro Happold, crosses the Stainforth and Keadby canal, reuniting the two parts communities that had been separated by a flyover.

The bridge was created using the old foundations of two former swing bridges that were used before the adjacent A614 was built. Although it was originally designed to be operated manually, the bridge is actually powered, so that it is accessible to elderly and disabled pedestrians.