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Designs for a new footbridge across the Thames have been unveiled – the first since the Millennium Bridge.
The £22million crossing would be alongside Battersea Railway Bridge. Plans have been submitted to both Hammersmith & Fulham and Wandsworth Councils.

The bridge has been designed by architects One World Design. Its director Chris Medland said the crossing had first been suggested back in the 1920s but he felt the time was right for a bridge now. The project would need corporate sponsorship in a similar way to the London Eye.

Construction would consist of two piers to allow continued passage of large boats with arches to each bank.

The company said; “During this year’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations Her Majesty the Queen boarded the Thames Flotilla and set sail from this very location. A new pedestrian and cycle crossing here, now, will be a fitting legacy for the [jubilee] and one which would make financial and common sense.

“A new [bridge] will enable greater integration between the north and south of the river both in terms of transport and economic activity whilst also having a positive impact on the environment and creating an extension to the amenity space and linear park of the Thames Path

Link to architects One World Design website

Story dated December 5th 2012

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