Situated beneath the southern span of the Chelsea Bridge over the River Thames in London this graceful footbridge which arcs out over the water provides uninterrupted passage for pedestrians and cyclists using the Thames Path.
Approximately 65metres in length and 4metres wide, the mild steel box sectioned link bridge appears to canti-lever out over the river with only abutment connections to the existing river wall at each end seemingly providing support, but a closer look will reveal two slender steel props rising out of the river bed to give further support.
The bridge has a stainless steel handrail system supported on feature ‘vee ‘ shape vertical supports with tensioned wire strands between completing the balustrade.
The bridge, completed in 2004, was fabricated on our premises, road transported to London and lowered onto river pontoons ready to be towed into position. By using the rise and fall of the tide of the River Thames, the bridge was lifted over the locating ends of the slender steel props before being lowered into place to allow the connection to the embankment to be made. Erection was completed during the space of one day.