The blog of Simon Kennedy, Architectural Photographer based in London.
Designed by Mozon Architects alongside Structural Engineers Flint & Neill, the new urban bridge across the River Tone in Taunton forms a key part of a major re-development scheme involving the landscape of surrounding areas. The design subtly reworks the traditional footbridge to include a busy road and a twin arch form is balanced with the picturesque nature of the site, listed historic landscaping and nearby buildings. The bridge carries a main road, two cycle tracks and two footways over the river. The deck and walkway accentuate the lightness and simplicity of the bridge’s silhouette. Footways are cantilevered off the structure to maximise the river aspect and open views for pedestrians while physically separating them from the busy road itself. Night time lighting provides discrete low-level illumination for pedestrian walkways, whilst the arch is lit by low voltage uplighting tracing the structural arcs and bridge outline.
(Architectural photography completed over 1.5 days, all images copyright Simon Kennedy. If you wish to use any of these images for any purpose please email me at email@example.com.)
London Architectural Photographer.
Taughton Bridge, Moxon Architects.
Arch casting shadow on road surface.
Architectural photograph from bank side.
Steel member and tarmac.
Photographic view looking back across the bridge.
Canal view of vehicles crossing.
Sunset looking back across the water and bridge silhouette.
Bridge outline against the evening sky.
Canal structure and evening treelike.
Lit bridge reflected in the canal as sun sets.
Time lapse photography of traffic passing over the bridge.
Night time photograph of bridge lighting and timber panelling.
Illuminated timber seating.