Chelsea may have Wayne Bridges but Arsenal now has two pedestrian bridges

A second pedestrian bridge has been installed over a railway on the site of Arsenal Football Club’s new stadium in North London. The 1,050m South bridge is positioned on the Eastern edge of the new stadium and is designed to take supporters across a railway line.

The 110m-long pedestrian and emergency access bridge joins a similar North bridge, which was positioned nearby over the same railway in May. The two bridges were moved horizontally in to position by Abnormal Load Engineering, a Dutch heavy engineering company.

The operation, which took place over two days and was supervised by a team of engineers from ALE and bridge fabricator Watsons Steel Structures, was made possible by the construction of temporary support trestles. Other trestles offered support to the structure during its move.

The two structures will be completed at the end of the year. Before each bridge can be used by pedestrians and emergency vehicles, concrete decks will have to be poured followed by a layer of tarmac.