Self initiated | Paddington / Royal Oak, London 2010

Located on the approach to London Paddington Station and spanning the Great Western Main Line, this is a study for a robust bridge type suitable for use over busy rail or road infrastructure and could be used in situations where minimal disruption during construction is a must.

The bridge is a trussed lattice, a simple and self-contained structural form that here is used 360, to envelop a deck and parapet. As well as forming the primary structural element, the lattice thus provides full protective enclosure as well.

In this instance, the bridge would replace an existing link between Westminster Academy and the Westbourne Park area of West London. The straight structural lattice has the potential be laid up adjacent to the tracks, and can be launched easily from one abutment to the other – allowing for a nighttime installation in one single operation.