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Arup Paper Bridge

Arup Paper Bridge

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, owned in trust for its employees, working across every aspect of today’s built environment. Together they help their clients solve their most complex challenges - turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as they strive to shape a better world. They have been based in Liverpool for nearly 20 years, and now have the opportunity to work with schools across Liverpool and Wirral, St. Austin's being one of them.


Made from over 4000 pieces of rolled and folded A4/A3 paper, the suspension bridge will be 15 metres long, and supported by 2 metre high towers. The shape and scale of the bridge has been inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Each visible part displays artwork created by local school children including the artwork created by our very own children at St. Austin's.


The bridge is being been built as part of LightNight2018 to bring together school children from both sides of the Mersey, in a joint project that highlights the close relationship between Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM).  

Everyone is welcome to go along and help with the build or just stop and take a look at the fantastic artwork the children have produced.


Arup are building the bridge in the Atrium outside the Open Eye Gallery on Mann Island (19 Mann Island, Liverpool, L3 1BP), the build starts at noon and will hopefully be completed by 7pm.  The bridge will stay there until 10pm that night when unfortunately it then has to be taken down.



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