ERJ staff report (DS)
London -- A key footbridge in the centre of the Olympic Park will use coloured recycled rubber as the footway. The Central Park footbridge spans the River Lea at a focal point between the Olympic Stadium and Aquatics Centre
During the Games a temporary deck will be placed between the permanent spans of the bridge to increase the width, allowing it to carry increased spectator numbers. The temporary Games-time bridge deck will be surfaced with a recycled rubber material featuring colours of the five Olympic rings.
The Central Park bridge has been designed by Dublin-based Heneghan Peng Architects, with Adams Kara Taylor Engineers, who were selected by a specialist jury following a design competition held for the project in 2007. The Central Park bridge is being built by Lagan Construction from Belfast. Construction work started in March 2009 and the bridge is due to be completed by the end of 2010.
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Press release from Olympic Delivery Agency