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Olympic Park's central footbridge completed

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today announced the completion of the Central Park footbridge, a focal point of the Olympic Park between the Olympic Stadium and Aquatics Centre.

The Central Park footbridge spans the River Lea and features both permanent and temporary elements.

A team comprising Dublin-based Heneghan Peng Architects and Adams Kara Taylor Engineers won a competition to design the bridge in 2007. The bridge was built by Lagan Construction from Belfast, with the steelwork fabricated by Waagner-Biro.

The bridge features two permanent footbridges linked by a central “blade-like” walkway, creating a Z shape clad in mirror-finish stainless steel. A temporary deck has been placed between the permanent spans of the bridge to increase the width during next summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games, increasing the bridge’s capacity. The temporary deck has been covered with a multi-coloured rubber surface, co-ordinating with London 2012 brand colours.

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