Diamond Jubilee Bridge
Battersea to Fulham
The new walking and cycling bridge across the Thames connecting Battersea and Fulham is a sustainable local infrastructure project that will be the first new Thames Crossing in London this millennium. Otherwise known at the Battersea footbridge or the Cremorne footbridge with over 1.4 million users per annum predicted by Transport for London it will connect schools to their pupils, businesses to customers and Imperial Wharf train station and other transport links to a greater catchment of users. With planning permission granted and piles in the ground the Diamond Jubilee Bridge is steadily progressing.
The bridges superstructure is of three spans supported on four piers, two of which are in the river, aligning with the central two piers of the nearby Cremorne Railway Bridge. This arrangement gives two longer, outer spans, and one shorter central span. The bridge spans by means of tied arches with the ties formed by the deck. The arches intersect in plan at the centre of each span, allowing the pairs of arches to provide some lateral stability to each other.
One world design architects have led a team that includes world class engineers Beckett Rankine and Expedition Engineering. The bridge is supported in The London Plan and forms part of adopted policy by Hammersmith & Fulham and Wandsworth Councils and is in the Mayors Infrastructure Plan. The bridge is supported by the GLA and through Wandsworth’s Riverside SPD provision almost 50% of the funding has been achieved through future CIL payments. This public project is being led by and will be adopted by Wandsworth Council.