The £4 million bridge will be a pedestrian crossing between Tintagel Castle and the adjacent headland and aims to provide easier access. These two lands were once connected but have parted due to erosion.
Tintagel Castle was built in the 13th century and was named as the place of conception for King Arthur. The new bridge hopes to reference the sites history by incorporating elements of historic Celtic structure.
Engineering firm Ney & Partners and architects office William Matthews Associates have been selected to design the bridge.
“We believe the experience of visiting Tintagel Castle is all about discovery and revelation, so it is important to us that our bridge lets the majesty of the site do the talking, that it is not too intrusive,” said Laurent Ney, managing director of Ney and Partners.
The team will now work with nonprofit organisation English Heritage to develop the final design of the bridge.