Nine Elms Footbridge
The bridge is planned to span 230m across the River Thames on a constrained site between Nine Elms and Pimlico. The walk-through truss design provides a low profile structure that references the traditional arch form of adjacent Thames bridges in a modern idiom. On each edge, a twisting over-deck arch creates a fine skeletal aesthetic. Variable armatures support two independent upper chords on each arch, which cross over as they pass the deck. A central cycle way is flanked by pedestrian walkways on either side. Simple linear switch-back ramps make best use of extremely constrained landing conditions and present cyclists with a continuous fluid path and a short-cut stepped route for pedestrians.