Proposals for the bridge recently won the New London Architecture People’s Choice award. (

The news comes as the Mayor set out a package of new river crossings to be built in the next five to ten years that will “vastly improve travel across the capital”. These include:

  • A series of enhancements to be made to the proposals for Silvertown Tunnel to make it greener and more public transport-focused, and exploring further benefits for local residents who use the tunnel

  • A DLR crossing at Gallions Reach, helping support the development of around 17,000 new homes across Newham and the Royal Borough of Greenwich

  • Further assessment work for a Barking Riverside-Abbey Wood London Overground crossing.

  • Further assessment of a North Greenwich-Isle of Dogs ferry, supporting new development on the Greenwich Peninsula and the Isle of Dogs