Garden bridge over River Thames by Thomas Heatherwick

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Jun 2013 5:17 pm | Bridges

This proposal for a garden spanning over the Thames River as a new pedestrian bridge was designed by Thomas Heatherwick at Heatherwick Studio after he won a tender from Transport for London to develop ideas to improve the pedestrian passages across the river.

His design proposes two fluted piers which support a walkway on which a lot of vegetation is planted to create a pleasant surrounding and also offer a great view of the surroundings. According to the designer, London is one of the greenest cities in the world due to its tradition of gardens, parks and squares and this project proved as an opportunity to combine the two sections of the city through a garden.

The bridge is proposed to be built between the Blackfriars and Waterloo bridges and the cost of the project will reach 60 million pounds which will be raised from private investors. The bridge will host grasses, trees, wild flowers and other plants which will be unique to the natural riverside habitat of the city, blossoming even during the spring or winter.

 

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