02 Mar 11
Open invitation extended for designs for new footbridge
Local politicians in Richmond, England, are running a design competition to improve a rail crossing in the area. The competition is open to everyone - members of the public included - and the politicians say that they will work with Network Rail to implement the winning design.
Following local demand, Network Rail agreed to construct a new footbridge over the railway at the level crossing on Manor Road, North Sheen, Richmond. Member of Parliament Zac Goldsmith and local Conservative councillors want the bridge to suit the local community. They emphasise that all designs and ideas are welcome but point out that entrants should also consider railway requirements such as ease of inspection and maintenance. The competition deadline is 22 April.