Salvage Turn Bridge – Birmingham

Noticed this long span steel footbridge whilst recently in Birmingham. Apparently it has now become Birmingham’s ‘Love Lock’ Bridge where couples place a padlock on the bridge the throw the key in the canal as an expression of there love. This is copying the Love Lock Bridge in Paris, although I believe all the locks were recently removed from the Paris bridge due to structural safety concerns. I wonder if BD90/05 includes padlocks in dead load calculations!!!!

Steel Footbridge

Steel Footbridge linking the canal tow path and the Mailbox and Cube

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