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Last Updated: Thursday, 23 June, 2005, 12:48 GMT 13:48 UK
City in hunt for bridge designers
River Hull
The bridge will link the east bank of the river with the city
Architects around the world are being asked to submit designs for a bridge which will help Hull become a "vibrant European waterfront city".

The 3m footbridge - described as an essential piece of infrastructure - will connect the city centre with the River Hull's east bank redevelopment.

Hull regeneration company Citybuild is launching an international competition to find a suitable design.

The public will be consulted when the designs are short-listed in the autumn.

Citybuild chairman David Taylor said: "We are working hard in Hull to attract new investment, development and jobs and to make Hull a better place to live, work and play.

"We believe that the bridge is an essential piece of new infrastructure which can also be a beautiful addition to the city's landmarks."

When completed, the bridge will form part of a new link from Victoria Dock and the Deep into the Old Town and Museums Quarter.

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