On Wednesday 5th December, Crest Nicholson’s Campbell Wharf project celebrated the arrival of a new 35 metre footbridge that branches over the Grand Union Canal in Central Milton Keynes.
The bridge was successfully lifted into place by contractor, Land & Water, using a 750 tonne capacity crane. This tripod-shaped bridge will provide a link between the 111 berth marina complex and the 383 new homes while also improving access to the canal towpath.
The footbridge is made from steel with the finished design reflecting the reeds found along the canal. The bridge has been fabricated by Yorkshire-based SH Structures who specialise in complex steel projects ranging from bridges to intricate sculptures. The three large components that make up the bridge, designed by Knight Architects and engineered by COWI, have been assembled on site over the last few weeks.
Works to this innovative structure will continue over the coming months and the bridge will be opened to the public in Summer 2019.
For more information about Crest Nicholson’s plans for Campbell Wharf, please visit www.campbellwharf.co.uk or contact Sarah Wright, Community Liaison Officer, by calling 07577987130 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peter Cusdin, Development Director at Crest Nicholson said:
“We are delighted the Campbell Wharf footbridge is now in place over the Canal and that the impressive structure is starting to take shape after months of planning with our key local partners. The bridge will be an important new access route for pedestrians and cyclists crossing the canal and we look forward to the formal opening in Summer 2019.”