Dyer & Butler completes successful overnight installation of pedestrian and cycle bridge in Kingston-Upon-Thames

Dyer & Butler, a part of M Group Services, has successfully installed a new pedestrian and cycle bridge on behalf of the Royal Borough of Kingston’s Go Cycle programme.

Dyer & Butler, a multi-disciplined engineering services specialist focused on essential infrastructure including airports, railways and highways, installed the bridge measuring 32m long, 4m wide and 3m high after it was transported by road and lifted into position using a 450t all terrain crane.

The new bridge is a replacement for the bridge removed in April 2018, and has been purposely designed to cater for both cyclists and pedestrians. It will link the new public realm areas on the east and west of the busy A308 and provide a safe route for pedestrians and cyclist to the station and the new cycle hub at Kingston Station.

The Go Cycle programme is part of the upgrade of the transport infrastructure with the Royal Borough of Kingston on Thames, a £32million project funded by Transport for London and part of a London-wide initiative announced by the Mayor of London to tackle air pollution and congestion, by introducing increasingly sustainable transport measures.

Royal Borough of Kingston’s Consulting Project Delivery Manager, Jean-Christophe Chassard comments: “We need to improve our travel infrastructure so we can accommodate Kingston’s growing population and their mobility requirements, to ensure everyone can travel safely with minimal disruption through and around Kingston upon Thames. This new bridge will provide a significant part of the reconfiguring of Kingston’s travel infrastructure to accommodate a growing population within the Borough, which is estimated to grow 13% by 2030.”

Dyer & Butler Project Manager Gareth Downing adds: “In order to allow the installation of the bridge, there has been considerable coordination between everyone involved, from Dyer & Butler, the Go Cycle Scheme Project Team, Royal Borough of Kingston, Network Rail and TfL. It was a successful outcome and we’d like to thank everyone involved for their hard work and commitment.”