This bridge is named after the late Captain Sydney Smith M.B.E. to commemorate his life and celebrate his love of Scarborough & the sea.
Captain Smith was renowned as the editor of Olsen's Fisherman's Nautical Almanac. He was deputy harbourmaster and was decorated for his daring exploits during world War II.
This bridge was commissioned by Scarborough Borough Council and was officially opened by Lawrie Quinn, MP. in the presence of Captain Smith on 2nd September 2000.
This bridge was designed and commissioned on behalf of Scarborough Borough Council by Qualter, Hall and Co. Ltd. of Barnsley in collaboration with Mouchel North Yorkshire and Wold Construction Co.Ltd.