New name for town centre bridge

We’re inviting residents to submit suggestions for a fitting permanent name for the new pedestrian bridge in the town centre that reflects Barnsley's rich history. 

The structure opened to the public in December 2023, and we are delighted to say that the bridge lifts are now operational. There is a small amount of work left to complete, including the area where the old temporary bridge was, and some additional public realm and cosmetic finishing works. 

The bridge links The Glass Works square with the transport interchange and Market Gate car park, providing easy access directly into our vibrant town centre as well as opening more active travel routes for residents and visitors to arrive on foot, bike, wheelchair or scooter. 

We’ve referred to it as Market Gate Bridge throughout the planning and construction phase but are now welcoming new ideas for a name through an online form which will be open until Wednesday 17 April. 

These suggestions will be put to a panel made up of representatives from businesses and organisations in and around the town centre, and the chosen name will be unveiled later this year.  

To put forward a name for the bridge, please complete our online form at

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