The bridge will ensure MetroBus services are rapid and reliable and mean MetroBus can avoid Winterstoke Road and the Cumberland Basin where congestion is forecast to increase in the coming years.
South Bristol residents will be able to travel on fast and frequent services to Spike Island, Temple Meads, Cabot Circus, Bristol city centre, Hengrove and connect with services to the University of the West of England, Emersons Green and Cribbs Causeway.
The bridge comprises of two reinforced earth approach ramps and a 155 metre long deck.
The deck is supported by two sets of braced pair beams over five spans.
The bridge’s beams are made from low maintenance weathering steel. Each beam weighs over 450 tonnes.
The width of the deck is 8.6 metres. It is curved to allow the bridge to clear the railway line by 7.2 metres.