Royal Victoria Dock Bridge

As part of the infrastructure development of the revitalised London Docklands several new footbridges were procured by design competition. The widest crossing is at the Royal Victoria Dock where a cable-stayed transporter bridge was the winning proposal. The steel bridge was fully prefabricated and detailed to be assembled on site without bolting or welding. The ties are pre-stressed by a battery of hydraulic jacks coordinated through a pressure manifold. Deck sections were delivered to site then fully fitted out and painted before being lifted onto temporary trestle barges by floating crane. The structure was erected within two weeks and then carefully tuned.


London Docklands Development Corporation


Waterfront Center USA Top Honor Award, 2006
Civic Trust Award Commendation, 2000
Structural Steel Design Award, 2000
Design Council Millennium Product, 2000
RIBA Award for Architecture, 1999
Institution of Civil Engineers London Association Merit Award, 1998
AJ / Bovis Royal Academy Award, 1996


Docklands, London

Project value

£4.5 million