Queens Road Footbridge

Cleshar acted as Principal Contractor on this design and build project. We designed and installed a 60m footbridge which created direct step free pedestrian access. This acted as a direct pedestrian link for a new housing development and Queens rd. station.

Scope of works
  • Clear vegetation from a steep embankment

  • Planning delivery of 9 bridge sections to take place with minimal local traffic disruption

  • Construct a 60m bridge in 9 sections to span across the embankment

  • Ensure step free access from the pavement at the top of the embankment

  • Install 31 screw piles along with frames using a long reach excavator

  • Lifting the 9 bridge sections into place using a 55-ton Liebherr crane

  • Planning works in such a way to minimise traffic disruption during the lifting phase of works

  • Align and bolt bridge sections in situ

  • Adopt and update NR assets to incorporate the new bridge structure

  • Install new electrical services – including CCTV, lighting, and Oyster readers – to make the bridge operational



Family Mosaic (Funder) -NWR Managed


Walthamstow Queens Rd Station

Contract Start and Completion



Cleshar safely undertook all works, including lifting adjacent line working, during daytime operational hours. Lifts were undertaken from street level in a very tight residential area. Close coordination with residents ensured teams could successfully complete works without any complaints. It also ensured no impacts to adjacent operational live lines and station.


Meticulously planned deliveries requiring road closures & traffic management systems ensured critical plant and bridge sections arrived on programme. Planning these deliveries daytime hours meant more detailed planning and coordination with residents. However, it also meant numerous night deliveries on narrow residential roads were avoided, which ensured residents were not impacted by night-time noise pollution.

Benfits / Project Outcome

Cleshar designed and built a footbridge bridge and associated services that met all stakeholder needs. We exceeded all agreed targets by working closely with Network Rail, LOROL, various departments in the Local Authority, and residents. Ultimately this ensured residents and station users had better access to the station reducing walking time for many passengers.