Hungerford Pedestrian Bridge, London

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Hungerford Pedestrian Bridge

River Thames Architecture, London – design by Lifschutz Davidson Architects

9 Jun 2009

Golden Jubilee Bridge

Architects: Lifschutz Davidson Architects

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photos © Nick Weall

Hungerford Pedestrian Bridge

The Hungerford Bridge crosses the River Thames in London, and lies between Waterloo Bridge and Westminster Bridge. It is a steel truss railway bridge – sometimes known as the Charing Cross Bridge – flanked by two more recent, cable-stayed, pedestrian bridges that share the railway bridge’s foundation piers, and which are named the Golden Jubilee Bridges.

The north end of the bridge is Charing Cross railway station, and is near Embankment Pier and the Victoria Embankment. The south end is near Waterloo station, County Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, and the London Eye. Each pedestrian bridge has steps and lift access.

The new footbridges were designed by architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands with engineers WSP Group.[9] Their construction was complicated by the need to keep the railway bridge operating without interruptions, the Bakerloo Line tunnels passing only a few feet under the river bed, and the potential danger of unexploded World War II bombs in the Thames mud. Despite extensive surveys of the riverbed, London Underground was unwilling to accept these risks and preliminary works were stopped in 2000. The design was modified so that the support structure on the north side, which would have been within 15 m (49 ft) of the tube lines, was moved out of the river bed and onto Victoria Embankment. Excavation near the tube lines was carried out when the tube was closed and foundations were hand-dug for additional security.
Source: wikipedia

Golden Jubilee Bridge London Hungerford Bridge
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Nearest Tube to Hungerford Bridge: Embankment

Hungerford Pedestrian Bridge design : Lifschutz Davidson Architects


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