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New Thames bridge gets green light

18 Oct 13 Reading Borough Council has granted planning permission for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge designed by Design Engine and Peter Brett Associates.

The cable-stayed crossing of the River Thames has a river span of 68m and a land span of 54m, supported by a 39m-high pylon on the northern bank. It will be located between the existing Caversham and Reading Bridges and will connect through to the new railway station redevelopment and onwards, providing a through-route for journeys into the town centre.

It will be funded through Reading Borough Council’s successful bid from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF).

Richard Jobson, co-founder of Design Engine Architects: “We have taken great care to create a simple but elegant design providing both a focal point along this part of the river as well as creating a joyful route across the Thames and beyond.”

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