Roamquest Ltd

Deptford Creek - London

Architect: Moxon Architects
Structural Engineer: Flint & Neill
M&E Consultant: Eadon Consulting
Principal Contractor: Raymond Brown Construction

Greenwich Reach Swing Bridge

This new footbridge forms a new link within the Thames Path as it crosses the mouth of Deptford Creek in South East London close to the Cutty Sark and the historic dockyards of the Thames. When it is opened to allow vessels using the creek to pass it swings through 110 degrees. The form of the structure was inspired by modern yachts reflecting the maritime heritage of the area. Our scope of supply included the supply, manufacture and installation of the bridge and approach ramps and stairs along with all the associated balustrade systems and deck finishes.

The bridge was delivered in sections and built in its open position on temporary works on the east bank of the creek. The engineering involved in the building of structures such as this is perhaps sometimes unnoticed by the public who use it however fabricating and installing a 44m. Span moving structure so that it operates perfectly very time requires the skills of a considerable specialist construction team.

The completed bridge was the winner of a 2015 Structural Award with the judges stating – ‘The solution was executed elegantly and that the structure gave the bridge a meticulously engineered aesthetic’ It is certainly a structure we are very proud have delivered and another moving structure to add to our portfolio of projects.