As if in recognition of the perilous strip of river over which it passes, the Knostrop Weir Bridge is designed with a wavering undulation that mimics the redirection of rapids. The cycling and pedestrian bridge spans a weir damming the River Aire in Leeds, United Kingdom, giving people in the community easier access to both banks.
The Knostrop Weir Bridge is part of a larger rejuvenation project in Leeds: the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme. In order to stay within the allotted budget, Knight Architects, the team behind the bridge, used parametric software and a thorough understanding of fabrication techniques to keep the architecturally complex design affordable and feasible given the scale of the project as a whole.
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