Access boost for Stratford and Olympic sites
The new Angel Lane steel composite replacement bridge has created improved road, walking and cycling links in Stratford town centre and into the Olympic Park.
The bridge spans railway lines near Stratford Station and has replaced an old Victorian structure which had weight restrictions and poor sight lines for vehicles.
Steelwork contractor Mabey Bridge erected the 400t structure in five braced pairs of girders, each lifted into place with ductwork already affixed to the steel.
Olympic Delivery Authority Director of Infrastructure and Utilities Simon Wright said: ‘The opening of the new Angel Lane bridge will deliver improved links for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists and help unlock the area for transport enhancements to benefit local people before, during and long-after the Games. The construction of the new bridge was a huge engineering challenge carried out in a constrained railway environment, so to deliver these works on time is a significant milestone.’