The bridge was constructed ahead of the 1986 National Garden Festival which was hosted by the city of Stoke-on-Trent.
The site chosen for the festival was a former Steelworks which had closed in the late 1970’s. Following the festival, the site was converted into a retail, leisure and business park which is known as Festival Park.
The bridge is located in the centre of a wooded area which splits the retail/leisure area from the business area of the park.
Many of the features of the Garden Festival remain in this part of the park and it is a very pleasant green space close to the centre of Stoke-on-Trent.