Springhead Bridge, which runs from Springhead Park to Station Access Road, connects Springhead Park to the Ebbsfleet International pedestrian route and sits above the River Ebbsfleet. The construction of the bridge was funded by Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, with access for all vehicles across two lanes as well as pedestrian footpaths and a cycle path.
The construction of Springhead Bridge, now complete, reduces reliance on the car for residents living in Springhead Park, who can now walk to the station in seven minutes, further improving residential access to active travel opportunities, as well as minimising travel impact on the local environment. Work is near completion to transfer ownership to Kent County Council.
Preparatory groundworks begin to prepare the way for the new bridge.
The bridge, funded by Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, will run from Springhead Park to Station Access Road, above the River Ebbsfleet.
Drone footage captures progression of the project!
The 87 metre-long structure will have access for all vehicles across two lanes as well as pedestrian footpaths and a cycle path.
Springhead Bridge will reduce the reliance on the car for residents at Springhead Park and they will be able to walk to the station in seven minutes.
The first set of beams are lifted into place within extremely tight tolerances.
The design and construction of the bridge focused on providing access across the river whilst minimising the impact on the local environment. Ecologists have been consulted throughout the project to prevent damage to the ecosystem and the team have programmed works to avoid noise that would impact on the bird nesting season.
Springhead Bridge is on schedule for completion in 2020. Once complete, the bridge will provide greater accessibility for residents to connect to Ebbsfleet International station and the growing developments in Ebbsfleet.
The concrete pour begins!
Did you know, prior to construction a special barrier was installed to prevent reptile and amphibians from entering the site, protecting the local nature and wildlife populations.
Springhead Bridge Opens!
Springhead Bridge has been awarded Bronze in the Building and Construction category at the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice 2019.
Springhead Bridge is registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme.