Whatman Park was once inaccessible to the public, locked between a railway and the river.

It is the centrepiece of the Maidstone River Park and linked to the town by two pedestrian bridges.

The Downstream Millennium Bridge is more traditional when compared to the KM Bridge and as such the 75 metre bright blue structure has a very slender design.

The box beam bridge is carried by two delicate V shaped piers. The underside of the bridge has numerous circular cut-outs, this allows inspections to the bridge and it also lightens the overall appearance casting varying shadows over the blue finish.

The bridge was engineered by Flint & Neill Partnership.