An innovative take on a traditional Warren truss bridge with tapering and folded steel plates. This 25m footbridge strengthens the link between its two sides of the Regents Canal.
The use of stainless-steel tension ties and flowing structural steel plates express the structural behaviour in a unique way.
An integrated client, architect, engineer, contractor, and fabricator team were key to the successful delivery of this bridge. Early contractor involvement brought designers and fabricators together to define the key details of the bridge in a way that was practical to fabricate. This enabled an efficient design and construction process where participants were able to openly contribute.
The resulting bridge demonstrates a highly collaborative attitude to design and forms part of a resilient infrastructure system in the King’s Cross development plan, improving connectivity, enhancing civic space and contributing to a sense of community.