The St Philips Footbridge will be an additional route to and through Arena Island. It will stretch from Albert Road to the Island, providing access for pedestrians and cyclists.

The bridge has been specially designed to accommodate the height difference between the two riverbanks: its eastern end is forked, providing both a stepped access and a ramp leading to the main body of the bridge. The River Avon Path will also be upgraded as part of the works, and integrated lighting will provide a safe and attractive route after dark, while reducing light spill into the surrounding areas.

Construction of the bridge is due to start in late August 2017 and finish by Autumn 2018.