Boomerang Bridge

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-03-16
Session date: 
March 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1046
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What is the estimated cost of "Boomerang Bridge" between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf?

Answer

Answer for Boomerang Bridge

Answer for Boomerang Bridge

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Sustrans' feasibility report on the Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf pedestrian and cycle bridge is available from their website and includes estimated costs. The project is at a very early stage and, at present, there is a single concept design. Therefore, cost estimates will vary over time as more options are considered and more information is available. Based on what is currently known, however, the report suggests a range of cost scenarios between £200m and £270m.

The plans for a new pedestrian and cycle crossing at this location form part of my wider proposals for the future of river crossings in the Capital. This vision, which was outlined last year in TfL's Connecting the Capital report, proposes 13 new tunnels and bridges across the Thames, increasing the total number between Imperial Wharf and Dartford by more than a third, and the number for pedestrians and cyclists by almost 50 per cent. These include public transport crossings such as the Elizabeth Line, and a number of pedestrian and cycling crossings such as the Garden Bridge,  the New Thames Bridge, connecting Nine Elms with Pimlico and the Diamond Jubilee bridge between Battersea and Imperial Wharf Overground station.