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Folly Road Footbridge

Folly Road Bridge is a new foot and cycle bridge located within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. It forms part of Derby's Upper Derwent Trail linking the Darley Playing Fields to Folly Road.

Adjacent to the bridge is Folly House, so named because in the late 17th century it was built as a water mill but an established cotton mill upstream starved it of water.

The bridge is a half through, modified warren truss construction. It is 19m long and weighs 16 tonnes. David Price project managed the civil and structural works as well as the manufacture and installation whilst employed by Mandall Engineering Ltd.

For more information regarding our footbridge design services or to discuss your footbridge requirements, please telephone 0114 399 0400 or email us.

Key Facts
  • Location:
    Derby