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Installation complete for Taplow bridge

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Site work has now been completed for a new River Thames footbridge designed by Knight Architects and structural engineers COWI at Taplow in Buckinghamshire.

Berkeley Homes is the client for the project, which will provide a new pedestrian link in the Thames Path to connect the new Taplow Riverside development with Maidenhead.

The shallow arch form of the design is inspired by Brunel’s nearby Maidenhead Bridge and is echoed in the slender steel box structure.

Fabricated triangular-section box girders form the twin structural arches that support the deck. Slender steel plate hangers complete the composition and ensure the structure is lightweight and transparent in river views.

Working on behalf of main contractor Land & Water, fabrication of the bridge sections was undertaken by S H Structures (SHS). 

SHS site-assembled the 39m-long, 38t footbridge, having brought it to site in sections. Land & Water then lifted it onto a barge so it could be taken along the river and then rotated into position.

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