Why is the bridge needed?

As early as 1924, two years before Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s birth, Viscount Curzon MP acknowledged in the House of Commons that a bridge in this location was needed.

During the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, Her Majesty the Queen boarded the Thames Flotilla and set sail from this very location. A new pedestrian and cycle crossing here, now, will be a fitting legacy for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and one which makes financial and common sense.

A new pedestrian and cycle bridge alongside the railway bridge will enable greater integration between the north and south of the river. It will bring both transport and economic benefits, have a positive impact on the environment, while linking the Thames Path.

Residents on both sides of the river will enjoy greater access to train stations such as Imperial Wharf, the Thames Clipper river service, cycle and bus routes, as well as shops, restaurants, bars and cafes.