Pedestrian Bridge to connect Nine Elms and Pimlico?
Posted on: 09/12/2014

After a feasibility report was commissioned back in 2013, a competition to design a new bridge connecting Pimlico and Nine Elms over the Thames has been launched.

The competition is targeted at architects and engineers, the prize being the opportunity to design and construct a bridge which will become part of the furniture of the iconic city of London. Due to structural demands the design of the bridge is likely to be either a tied arch or cable strayed structure; however this will obviously depend on the inventiveness of the competition entries.

The new bridge is to be constructed over the Thames, enabling pedestrians and cyclists convenient and quick travel between Nine Elms on South Bank and Pimlico on North Bank. It comes as part of the £1bn transformation budget which will see the complete transformation of the Nine Elms area over the next several years, with over 16,000 new houses being built and 25,000 new jobs created.

The new bridge will be vital in enabling and supporting the extent of growth intended through the ‘Vauxhall Battersea Nine Elms Opportunity Area’ plan, and will accompany further transport changes such as the £600million extension of the Northern line from Kennington to Battersea. Investments of this size will bring a considerable amount of change, and it is hoped that through a massive improvement of the infrastructure in this area, such as this bridge, the area will become fully integrated and contribute towards the success of London city.

For opportunities to get involved with bridge projects like this one, call our civil/structural engineering team on 02392 603030.

Or send an email to info@blueprintrecruit.com detailing the type of work you are looking for and one of our professional recruiters will get in touch.

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