The first footbridge of its kind in the world to allow people to ride on it while it opens, the Scale Lane footbridge was officially opened by former Lord Mayor of Kingston upon Hull and Admiral of the Humber, Councillor Nadine Fudge and Boulton from Homes and Communities Agency on Friday 28 June 2013.
The Scale Lane swing bridge links Scale Lane with Tower Street, creating a unique pedestrian route between the city's museums in the historic Old Town and The Deep Submarium as well as accommodating river traffic and is the only moving bridge in the world where people can stay on it as it swings open.
The iconic footbridge has won many prestigious national and international awards, including a World Architecture News Transport Award, Civic Trust Award, Civic Trust Special Award for Community Impact and Engagement, World Architecture Festival Transport Award, Living Waterways Award, RIBA Yorkshire Award and Hull Civic Society Award.
It has been widely published in books and press around the world. The design was praised in the Observer which said it was a ‘destination in its own right’. It is listed by the Architectural Digest (USA) as one of ‘Worlds 20 Most Impressive Bridges’
Upcoming swing dates
Saturday 2 October - 3pm
Sunday 3 October - 10.30am and 11.30am
Saturday 9 October - 11am
Sunday 10 October - 10.30am and 11.30am
Saturday 16 October - 3pm
Sunday 17 October - 10.30am and 11.30am
Saturday 23 October - 11am
Sunday 24 October - 10.30am and 11.30am
Saturday 30 October - 3pm
Sunday 31 October - 10.30am and 11.30am
The Scale Lane swing bridge is part of a cycle route.
Below is a list of who is permitted and not permitted to use the swing bridge.
- any similar vehicle