Elliott Wood completes plans for London’s first opening pedestrian and cycle bridge – Latest
Elliott Wood has recently completed a design in collaboration with reForm Architects in which a concept design of London’s first ever opening pedestrian and cycle bridge across the River Thames are detailed.
The design work was commissioned by the cycling charity Sustrans in June 2015 as part of their feasibility study after the Government signalled its interest in the proposed crossing in its National Infrastructure Plan (Dec 2014).
The study concludes that an opening pedestrian and cycle bridge is deliverable in East London, connecting Durand’s Wharf in Rotherhithe to the Impounding Lock in Canary Wharf.
Rotherhithe Bridge has a unique and elegant design, featuring the largest span for an opening ‘bascule’ bridge in the world. It would be the first opening bridge to be built on the River Thames since Tower Bridge in the 1800’s.
The feasibility study was prepared in consultation with Transport for London, London Underground, the Port of London Authority and the Canal & River Trust.
The proposed design has since gathered media attention with national newspaper The Guardian publishing the designs along with an interview with Elliott Wood Partner Gary Elliott and reForm Director Nik Randall.