Inspired by the elegance of a swan in flight, the canopy will provide cover for an existing bridge and create a new focal point for the town.
Buro Happold worked with RMJM Architects to devise the swooping design, working with materials which are both sustainable and maintenance-free.
A self-cleaning and reusable PTFE coated glass fibre fabric is stretched over a series of arches to form the canopy.
"A key design challenge was to resist the large wind uplift attracted by a wing-shaped canopy," explained Buro Happold associate director Ian Hargreaves.
"This was achieved by introducing cables, suspended from masts, to resist the gravity loads and downward wind forces, and secondly by separating the arms and the wing out to form a triangular truss to resist the uplift wind forces."
The bridge is due to open to the public in May.