Greenwich Reach swing bridge, Southampton

3 March, 2016 | 17:30 - 19:30

The recently completed Greenwich Swing Bridge at the mouth of Deptford Creek.
The recently completed Greenwich Swing Bridge at the mouth of Deptford Creek.

About this event

Greenwich Reach Swing Bridge crosses the mouth of Deptford Creek in South East London. The scheme consists of a 44m span cable stayed footbridge with a single mast and a central cable plane. The structure is supported on a slewing ring bearing with electric motors that swing the bridge clear of the navigation channel.

The scheme won the pedestrian bridge category at the Structural Awards 2015, and was commended in the Structural Steel Awards 2015. Flint & Neill Ltd. were the lead designers and structural engineers.

David Knight (MA(Cantab) MEng CEng MICE MIStructE) joined Flint & Neill in 2011 after working for Buro Happold in London and Hong Kong on footbridges and long span roofs. He has a particular interest in moving bridges and was the design project manager for the Greenwich Reach scheme.

Frank Fealey joined Raymond Brown Construction Ltd in 2013, and has worked in the construction industry for over 30yrs, experiencing much of the multi-disciplined activities the industry has to offer, both here in the UK and abroad. During the Greenwich Bridge project his role involved the management and successful delivery of the project to the employer and all other associated stakeholders, both legislative and interested third parties.

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