London’s Next Pedestrian-Cycling Crossing Will Change How You Think About Bridges

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Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Proposal

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As London redevelops the Battersea Power Station, a foreclosed coal plant untouched since 1983, plans have emerged for a new pedestrian-cycling bridge connecting the area to the city center.

The London Borough of Wandsworth put out a request for proposals for a new “unique landmark” to connect the Nine Elms neighborhood to Pimlico, near Victoria Station.

Eighty-seven plans were submitted to the competition, each one seeking to “challenge previous interpretations of bridge design,” as set out in the competition design brief.

Though the winning proposal has yet to be selected, it’s worthwhile to check out the submissions over at the Nine Elms to Pimlico website. You can read more about the project over at Fast Company.

Here’s a few of our favorites.

Would you ride your bike on one of these bridges? Tweet us @greenerideal and let us know.

  • Colin Rabyniuk

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