Crossing will provide access to Mikhail Riches’ Bridgewater Triangle development at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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The bridge will link Stratford with Mikhail Riches’ Bridgewater Triangle development

William Matthew Associates has been given the green light for a bridge in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The practice, which was nominated for the Stirling prize last year for its Tintagel Castle Footbridge, designed the single-span steel crossing for the London Legacy Development Corporation.

It will replace an existing bridge over the River Waterworks and will link Mikhail Riches’ 600-home Bridgewater Triangle development with the rest of Stratford.

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The crossing was commissioned by the London Legacy Development Corporation

Designed in partnership with Expedition Engineering, it features two 2.5m-wide walkways and a 5.5m lane for vehicles and cyclists between two triangular steel trusses.

The scheme will also see the reinstatement of a towpath running under the bridge, which was closed due to lack of headroom.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has seen a flurry of green lights recently, including towers designed by AHMM and Alison Brooks Architects.

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The single-span bridge crosses the Waterworks River, which runs through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

AHMM’s 36-storey student accommodation block will replace a 12-storey office block currently occupied by HM Revenue and Customs, near Stratford Station.

Alison Brooks was given the go ahead for two schemes at the park last week, a 35-storey residential towers and a 14-storey block on the same site.

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The scheme is the latest in a series of green lights in the area