Short film about a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists that was built over the River Thames in Reading last year.
The bridge was designed by Design Engine architects and Peter Brett Associates structural engineers and officially opened in October 2015. The new bridge is part of significant infrastructure improvements to Reading and provides a much needed link for pedestrians and cyclists between Reading Town Centre, the upgraded rail station and Caversham.
The structure is conceived as a single tapering mast in balance with the main deck which touches down onto Christchurch Meadows. The slender steel deck is supported by 14 pairs of cables, with a river span of 68m and a land span of 54m supported by a mast of 39m height located above the north bank of the River Thames.
Where the bridge reaches the southern towpath the balustrading is fabricated from weathering steel echoing the form of the reeds along the edge of the river Thames in this location.
See more at the Design Engine website