Dartington Link Bridge

Construction carpentry

A shaped oak bridge forms a new walkway within the estate grounds at Dartington. Providing improved access to the Hall’s listed gardens for people with limited mobility, ‘The Bridge’, which is made of air dry English oak with circular granite tread inserts and tensioned stainless steel handguards, is designed by British sculptor Peter Randall-Page and is a piece of functional art in its own right.

The structure is a key element of a new route down to the garden’s “Sunny Border”, allowing easy, safe and level entry past the Twelve Apostle Yew trees with glorious views of the Tiltyard and terraces at the heart of the garden. Creator Peter said: “This has been a fantastic opportunity to create my first functional piece of art. It’s a particular privilege that the bridge will enable increased access to a place of such beauty and I hope it will be used and enjoyed by all."

www.dartington.org

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