White Horse Bridge

  • Year: 2005
  • Location: London, England
  • Client: Edmund Nuttall Ltd


The Wembley Station Footbridge (later named the Whitehorse Footbridge) is a state of the art pedestrian bridge that provides event day capacity to Wembley National Stadium of approximately 7,000 people per hour, plus improved access to Wembley Central Station and the town centre.

The 50 metre long structure, which spans the network rail mainline is supported by four giant fabricated steel arches weighing a total of 460 tonnes. The triangular box arches of which two are inclined and two are vertical support the 370Te steelwork deck beams via a series of hanger cables.

Each 130te arch section was lifted in a single piece using a 1200te capacity crane during rail possessions. The site works for the steel erection was completed in two 29 hr weekend possessions and over a two year period.

CBUK’s Role - Cleveland Bridge were responsible for assisting in the design development of the structure with the lead architects Marks Barfield/Engineering Consultants Halcrow, fabrication of the structural steelwork and the erection of the steelwork.

Design – CBUK provided expert advice to the designer on details for ease of fabrication and buildability. CBUK’s also developed full engineering erection scheme design, stage by stage erection analysis of the structure, conceptual and detailed design of all temporary works and equipment, and production of method statements.

The total tonnage for this project was 830te; 460Te for the Steelwork Arches and 370Te for the Deck Steelwork

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