LTP illuminates Irwell Footbridge

Lighting Technology Projects has completed a striking task and aesthetic lighting scheme on the Irwelll Footbridge, a new pedestrian bridge connection linking Manchester and Salford.

Spanning the River Irwell, LTP was invited to illuminate the 44-metre structure by leading steelwork specialists Briton Fabricators Ltd.

For the task lighting, the team specified 104 UniLED lights, evenly ensconced into both sides of the handrail to provide pedestrians with a safe and well-lit area when accessing the bridge during the hours of darkness. Selected for their durability, the subtle fixtures are compliant with British Standards (BS EN 13201-2:2003) which governs the specific lux levels required to light public bridges and highways.

The underside of the bridge itself received an impressive colour changing aesthetic lighting setup that was provided to highlight and emphasise the stunning structure. Installed prior to the bridge lift, LTP selected eight LED RGB 24 watt floodlights that offer eight colour options to facilitate variable scene settings.

Commenting on the work, Briton Fabricator’s Steve Lloyd added: “Briton Fabricators were impressed with the whole professional approach and installation of lighting products supplied and installed on our fabricated steel footbridge over the River Irwell, Spinningfields, Manchester.

“From the moment we met the [LTP] sales team we were happy to be discussing and eventually appointing a first class company to work with us on the prestigious project.

“We were highly pleased with the whole company package!”