The fluid design of the new bridge pays homage to both the aviation history at Waterbeach and the natural landscape in the area, with the contrasting use of white and dark grey in the sculpted edge beams and deck / parapet sections creating a silhouette effect, ensuring the bridge sits modestly in the landscape. The approaches to the bridge are also designed as gently sloped and vegetated embankments, not only blending the structure within the immediate landscape but also providing users with an accessible, comfortable, and enjoyable experience as they use it.
The investment into the bridge forms part of a package of improvements being delivered, which focus on sustainable and active travel including Mere Way, upgrades to the A10 cycle path, investment in bus services and a new sustainable travel hub which will sit at the Gateway of the development. Works commence on the new route on Mere Way this summer and the bridge will be installed in early 2023. This will ensure these key pieces of infrastructure are in place before new residents move in in early 2023.
Caroline Foster, Project Director for Waterbeach at Urban&Civic, added:
“The new A10 bridge highlights our vision, commitment to and investment in sustainable transport. Not only will it provide a robust connection for the new cycle connection to the Science Park for future commuters, but it will also support connections between Waterbeach and Landbeach to help local people access the new services and amenities coming forward within the development in a sustainable way. We’re delighted to have secured planning for this elegant structure and excited about making sure its delivery is a key part of the sustainable delivery of the new community.”
The new A10 bridge highlights our vision, commitment to and investment in sustainable transport.