Creswell Crags in Derbyshire is a stunning limestone gorge, famous for Ice Age discoveries that include the UK’s earliest cave art as well as the stone and bone tools used by hunters 10,000 years ago. Sir David Attenborough opened OMI’s RIBA Award winning Creswell Crags Museum and visitor centre in 2009. The Bridge of Discovery connects the Museum with the gorge and is a stopping-off point for visitors to interpret the site and have a bit of fun on the way. The structure was built for less than £50k and is an assembly of repetitive vertical timber sections that interlock to create a homogenous form constructed from sustainable materials using off-site prefabrication. The bridge invites kids (young and old) to engage with the structure and glimpse the flora and fauna of the brook below.

CLIENT – Creswell Heritage Trust
STATUS – Completed
LOCATION – Derbyshire

Structural Engineer Buro Happold
Main Contractor Tom Staite & Son, Sheffield