A new £1.4M pedestrian bridge linking Nottingham’s tram system to Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) is to open tomorrow.
The 90m long bridge was constructed through a design and build contract awarded to Interserve, which then appointed Capita as structural engineers and IDP as architects. The structure stands 8m above ground.
Several thousand passengers transfer from the tram to the hospital each day.
Nottingham University Hospitals chief executive Peter Homa said: “We know that the absence of a dedicated entrance linking the tram platform and the main hospital has been a source of frustration for many since the tram opened at QMC in 2015. Our team of dedicated tram volunteers have and continue to do a superb job helping passengers to find their way around our hospital.
“The new footbridge will provide quick and easy access to the hospital and main entrance for all tram users, which we hope will only attract more people to choose the tram to get to and from our hospitals in the future.”