RICHARD LA TROBE-BATEMAN MDES RCA

Prototype Bridge

  • Self-anchoring
  • Pine & steel wire
  • 10m span

First exhibited in
‘Every Angle’,
Contemporary Arts Society,
ITN building, London 1994

garden footbridge

Garden Footbridge

Tellisford Mill, River Frome
Somerset

  • English oak & stainless
    steel wire
  • 15m span
  • Private commission

Designed to go through a Willow tree without touching it, and then across the mill race. 1995

 bowstring truss

Bowstring Truss
Garden Bridge

Berwick, Sussex

  • English oak & stainless
    steel wire
  • 4m span
  • Private commission

Runner-up: ‘Wood Awards for Innovation 2004’
Design first exhibited in
‘The Furnished Landscape’
Crafts Council, 1992

single truss

Single Plane Truss
Footbridge

River Ehen,
Cleator Mor, Cumbria

  • Galvanised, painted steel &
    wood deck
  • 18m span
  • Commission by Cumbria
    County Council

Steel bridge fabricated by Haley Engineering on footing of dismantled railway bridge 1993

swing lift

Swing Lift Opening
Footbridge

River Coln, Gloucestershire

  • Douglas Fir & galvanised steel
  • 10m span
  • Private commission

Design developed during Cove Park residency, Scotland 2001 ‘Winner Wood Awards for Innovation 2003’

modified

Modified Fink Truss Bridge

River Beck, Kent

  • English oak & stainless
    steel wire
  • 10m span
  • Commission by the Wellcome Trust, 1989
tripod

Tripod Truss Bridge

Tassajara,CA, USA

  • Douglas Fir galvanised steel
  • 15m span
  • Commission

Designed for the Zen Buddhist monastery at Tassajara whilst Wornick Visiting Distinguished Professor at CCA, San Francisco, USA. Erected with students 2005/06

diamond

Diamond Truss Bridge

National Pinetum
Bedgebury, Kent

  • English oak & galvanised steel
  • 14.5m span
  • Commission by the
    Forestry Commission

Shown during construction 1995, this is the largest single span bridge Richard has built in his workshop

modified pratt

Modified Pratt
Truss Bridge

River Parrett, Langport
Somerset

  • Galvanised & painted steel
  • 27m span
  • Commissioned by
    Somerset County Council

Winner of an invited submission competition, 2003 Officially opened 2006

modified pratt

Bollman Truss Footbridge

  • Douglas fir & galvanized steel
  • 6m span

Exhibited Age of Experience Ruthin Craft Centre 2009

Rolling, Opening Footbridge

  • Greenheart & stainless steel
  • (3 x 6m A trusses) spans 18m overall

Buscot Park, Oxon, UK
Private commission on National Trust
Property 2010

Footbridges

  • Redwood & stainless steel
  • 2 Fink & 2 Bollman trusses
  • 7m & 16m

Napa Valley, CA, USA
Private commission for art collector
2011

Cable Stay Footbridge

  • Painted Larch & galvanised steel
  • 8m span, 14.5m overall

Two man simple block & tackle erection
2012

Shown on temporary exhibition site, River Coln, Gloucestershire, UK

(Hence extra, temporary blocks at bankside supports, without handrail)

Loop Model 1:10

  • Tension / compression Loops
  • Douglas Fir & galvanised steel
  • 10m span

Designed 1990s
Unbuilt
Model built 2012

Bridge Model 1:5

  • Warren / tensegrity Truss
  • Oak & stainless

Designed 2001
Unbuilt
Model built 2014