Public Invited To Name Bristol’s New Bridge

There are lots of great things about living in Bristol, but the community spirit is definitely up there with the best.

Cubex, the developers of a new bridge crossing by Castle Park, have demonstrated why it’s so much fun to live in the city by asking residents to come up with suggested names for this new footway.

Speaking to Bristol247, Cubex director the aptly named Gavin Bridge explained why they decided to give people a chance to contribute.

“We like to engage with the city and we thought it would be a good idea to hack into the quirkiness of Bristol,” he explained.

Other recent attempts at asking the public to name something might have put other companies off – Boaty McBoatface is the most obvious example where officials may not have got what they bargained for. However, Mr Bridge said there is a panel of judges to sort through the suggestions and choose the most appropriate one.

He added that they want to make sure that the name they select is “right for the bridge and right for Bristol”.

Among the current suggestions are Old Brewery Bridge, The Drawbridge, Curvy Wurvy and Brunel’s Walk. There’s still time to submit ideas, with the form for suggestions online, at the Finzels Reach website, until Friday 17 March.

The bridge is part of a wider redevelopment scheme at Finzels Reach, which was formerly a sugar refinery and brewery. If you’re looking for somewhere to live in Bristol this could be a great choice, with 440 new homes set to be constructed here, alongside offices and a hotel.

Retail, restaurant and leisure space will also be created as part of the new development. The aim is to make this part of the city between Temple Meads and Castle Park a thriving hub for locals to enjoy.

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