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Transport for London (TfL) has committed £25m towards the projected costs of the restoration of the bridge and installation of a temporary bridge. This contribution has funded early investigations, the initial feasibility, monitoring and concept design work for the restoration, and is also expected to be sufficient to cover the cost of a temporary bridge for walking and cycling.
The bridge will be using standard design and materials, and will be more of an ‘off-the-shelf’ type product rather than a bespoke one. The concept design for the temporary bridge is due to be completed in April 2020, at which time TfL will be able to provide an outline cost estimate.
Further design work will then allow TfL to provide a more refined cost estimate.