Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead – Margaret Bridge
Project Centre was appointed by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) as the Lead Structure Designer and Principal Designer for Margaret Bridge, a 28m long pedestrian and cyclist shared bridge over the stream called the Cut.
The proposed footbridge was a single span timber and steel bridge with reinforcement concreted abutments. Our scope of services included: feasibility study, preparing Approval in Principle, procure ground investigation, detail design of the bridge abutments and foundations, review design of the bridge deck, stakeholder liaison including obtaining a permit from the Environmental Agency, principal designer role under CDM 2015 regulation, and site supports to the contractor during construction. The primary objective of the bridge was to provide a safe and aesthetically pleasing link for pedestrians and cyclists between Braywick Park and Oldfield School in Bray Road over the Cut.
We actively engaged with key stakeholders such as RBWM, the Environmental Agency, Maidenhead Waterways and CTS (deck manufacture) throughout the project. We also assisted RBWM in engaging with the residents and communities such as Oldfield School and the general public by providing information when it was required. The bridge design was completed on time and in budget. Theresa May, the Prime Minister as MP for Maidenhead, opened the bridge on 14 September 2018 in honour of Margaret Bowdery, the tireless Ramblers’ campaigner in East Berkshire, who died in 2016.