Client / Galliard Homes Ltd.
Stage / Completed 2015
Winner Structural Awards 2015
Highly Commended Structural Steel Design Awards 2015
The Greenwich Reach Swing Bridge completes the riverside Thames Path, crossing the mouth of Deptford Creek in South East London. Long planned as part of the development at Greenwich Reach, the structure is a crucial piece of public infrastructure in a sensitive Central London location.
The scheme consists of a 44m span cable stayed footbridge with a single mast and a central cable plane. A short 8m backspan contains a counterweight and provides an attachment point for pairs of backstay cables, which support the tip of the mast laterally and longitudinally. The structure is supported on a slewing ring bearing underneath the mast with electric motors to drive the bridge clear of the navigation channel.