A new footbridge for Oxford
Updated: Jun 2, 2021
Oxford has long been one of our favourite cities. A short 15-minute walk from its centre, just off Abingdon Road, lies the beautiful Hinksey Park. Dating back to 1930, this lush green setting is nestled between giant redwood and pine trees, offering a haven for people and surrounding wildlife. The park has long been a focal point for the local community. Naturally, Greenford Ltd is extremely proud to be associated with this iconic landmark.
In June 2018, Oxford Direct Services asked Greenford Ltd to undertake the construction of a new pedestrian bridge for this park.
Greenford Ltd removed the old bridge and installed a temporary bridge as well as a footpath during the works.
The project involved the replacement of a very busy multi-user route into the centre of Oxford. Greenford had to construct a temporary bridge and divert cyclists and pedestrians before removing the old one. We fabricated a new steel and timber bridge in our workshop before transporting to site to install on new foundations.
Spanning 10m over a tributary of the River Thames the project involved a high level of ecological sensitivity. Despite these ecological and public access challenges the bridge was delivered on time and on budget.