London,
09
October
2013
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14:27
Europe/London

New bridge opens linking Hackney Wick to Olympic Park

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A new footbridge has opened providing a direct link from Hackney Wick to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

It connects Wallis Road to Waterden Road, crossing the Lea Navigation canal and emerging near iCITY and the Copper Box, and will reduce journey times to and from the park for local residents and visitors, as well as help increase passing trade for local businesses. The bridge will become fully accessible from December when a lift will be installed.

 

The Wallis Road bridge is one of the vital pieces of legacy from 2012. It will make an easy and quick pedestrian route to the new developments underway in our part of the Queen Elizabeth Park, including the Copper Box and the jobs and commercial spaces being delivered by iCITY, and hopefully benefit existing businesses with increased footfall.

Together with the recently announced £8.5 million upgrade of Hackney Wick station, Hackney Wick is fast establishing itself as the UK's centre for innovation in the broadcast, media and creative arts and tech sectors.
Cllr Guy Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Hackney Council