More than six years have passed since it was unveiled at a public exhibition, but pedestrians have finally taken their first ride on a unique swinging footbridge over the River Hull in the UK.

The new crossing was designed by architects McDowell+Benedetti in association with structural engineers Alan Baxter & Associates. It provides essential new infrastructure connecting the east bank to the city centre, as part of the overall efforts to make the city as pedestrian-friendly as possible. The bridge, which was built off-site…