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Reading's £5.9m Design Engine bridge opens to the public

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Design Engine Architects’ new bridge over the River Thames has opened to the public

The 120m long, cable-stay structure for pedestrians and cyclists provides a new link between Reading town centre and Caversham and is supported by a 39m mast.

The bridge varies in width from 3.5m to 6.75m, and was designed to have ‘built-in adaptability’ to allow for potential future extensions.

Scott Witchalls of engineers and consultants Peter Brett Associates, which worked with Design Engine on the technical aspects of the project, said the as-yet unnamed bridge was an ‘iconic’ response to the brief for what was a confined site.

The bridge’s £5.9m cost was paid for through the Department for Transport’s local sustainable transport fund.

In addition to its adaptability, the structure also boasts an LED lighting scheme to make it eye-catching at night.

Design Engine bridge

 

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