Plans unveiled for pedestrian bridge connecting Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf

Admin (08 November, 2017)

Transport for London says its preferred option is a navigable bridge but it is consulting with the public until January 8

19955Proposed bridge locations for Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf crossing

Transport for London has unveiled plans for the proposed pedestrian and cycling bridge connecting Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf.

Over the past year, TfL has worked with engineering consultants to explore different ideas for crossings and a shortlist was made for three options: an enhanced ferry service, a bridge or a tunnel.

In plans revealed today, Thursday, TfL confirmed its preferred option was a navigable bridge – which allows the movement of vessels on the river to continue – but a final decision is yet to be made.

The public has eight weeks to view and comment on the proposal, which includes a number of designs, and is welcome to recommend alternative designs or options.

Based on the responses to the consultation, TfL will decide on the most appropriate form of crossing and will continue to develop more detailed designs, together with a construction timeline. It will then look to consult on the designs in 2018.

This will allow residents, visitors and commuters to comment on the proposed designs before they are completed and submitted as part of an application for development consent in 2019.

For more information and to respond to the consultation, visit: www.tfl.gov.uk/R2CW-crossing

This public consultation will be open until Monday, January 8, 2018.

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