At the Ebrington side, the bridge goes over the top of the railway and stops in front of the defensive walls of the former Army, and then Naval, barracks. A new opening was created in these in 2011 to allow pedestrians into the fort. Like Magazine Gate in the city walls, it seeks to be of its time but also to be complementary to the monument. It is a simple rectangular opening trimmed in stainless steel. However, modern technology is required behind to facilitate such a long flat opening. The stone walls are of course only one part of the defences of the fort. The ground in front is also landscaped in a series of terraces to the river.