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What’s in a name?

You’ve walked past it, you’ve entered the competition… now it’s finally time to Name that Bridge!!

Published on October 24th 2006.


London Bridge, The Golden Gate Bridge, The Rialto Bridge… and now the latest addition to the world’s landmark bridges is right here in Manchester, at Piccadilly Station.

Ok ok, so it may not be quite as grand as all that, but our little bridge will be a key part in Manchester’s infrastructure – providing thousands of commuters with a quick and easy route to work. And it looks pretty nice too.

For the past few months developers Argent have been running a competition to name the bridge, and become a part of Manchester’s heritage. There have been nearly a thousand entries, but the suggestions have been whittled down to ten, which are now available for public vote with the winning name being decided on Sunday 29th October.

The shortlisted entries are as follows:

  1. Piccadilly Bridge
  2. Poets’ Bridge
  3. Manchester Curve
  4. Piccadilly Skywalk
  5. Rainbow Bridge
  6. Piccadilly Arch
  7. People’s Bridge
  8. Wonderwalk
  9. Piccadilly Peace Bridge
  10. Bridge of Northern Souls

We all have our favourites, but if you want to have a say in the bridge’s name, then you can access the voting page at PiccadillyManchester.com here.

The closing date for votes is midnight on Sunday 29th October.

Jayne Robinson
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