Lagan Weir Footbridge, Belfast

Completed in 2015 and with 16,000 pedestrians and cyclists using the 120-metre Lagan weir footbridge each week, it is a pivotal part of a more sustainable approach to travelling around Belfast Waterfront area. Spanwall were pleased to be part of the project delivery team that consisted of AECOM, Graham and Roofscape. While very challenging the result was very rewarding. The underdeck cladding consisted of two of Spanwall’s core products the Hook-On RF50-FR and Discreet fixed SF40-FR panels. Part of this project required the RF50-FR panels to incorporate a curved aerofoil to displace and buffer the prevailing winds from the pedestrian deck. Building Information Modelling was required not only to accommodate two different radii at each edge but also the 1:20 curved elevation along the length of this iconic bridge. Each panel was custom fabricated to fit in its precise location on the bridge deck. The panels are 3mm aluminium and were polyester powder coated silver metallic to a marine grade because of the location over the river Lagan.




Belfast, Northern Ireland


AECOM, Graham and Roofscape