Trinity Bridge, Greater Manchester

Trinity Bridge is a three-way footbridge which crosses the River Irwell and links the two cities of Manchester and Salford in Greater Manchester, England. It was designed by renowned Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava and was completed in 1995. It was one of Calatrava's earliest bridge works and remains the only project he has completed in the United Kingdom.

Trinity Bridge
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Trinity Bridge
Coordinates53°28′57″N 2°15′03″W / 53.4825°N 2.2509°W / 53.4825; -2.2509Coordinates: 53°28′57″N 2°15′03″W / 53.4825°N 2.2509°W / 53.4825; -2.2509
CrossesRiver Irwell
LocaleManchester and Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
DesignCantilever spar cable-stayed bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Construction end1995


Trinity Bridge was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, and was one of his earliest bridge works. The bridge has a typical Calatrava design utilising straight white lines as a structure, and is dominated by the rotund pylon which rises to 41m.[1] The bridge crosses the River Irwell, which marks the boundary between Manchester and Salford. The bridge was re-painted and examined in 2010 as part of the 15-year maintenance programme.[2]


  1. ^ Hands and Parker. Manchester. ellipsis. ISBN 1-899858-77-6.
  2. ^ "One man and his brush – Carl's mammoth bridge-painting task". Manchester Evening News. 21 July 2010.