fishermans bridge (2008)
15x0.9m corten steel, concrete, slate

On the tiniest of budgets using only local fabricators, this unique, graceful walkway in the Lake District National Park allows locals to cross the river, even in flood. A paean to the natural wonder of its location, it sings a small hymn to art on a shoestring. The shape of the bridge responds the forces it carries:
deep at mid span where loads are greatest, and slender at the edges. A handrail weaves between steel uprights that sway with the movement of people crossing. Using the hollow deck as an amplifier, the uprights, which are cut off at specific heights, play a specially composed tune when struck.