A Ramboll Project

Olympic Rowing Lake Bridges

Enhancement works to the existing world-class rowing facilities including two new composite road bridges.

Three bridges were constructed in situ concrete with a profiled finish that echoes the look of a traditional racing boat: to achieve this effect, the formwork was lined with shiplap boarding. Inclined hollow steel struts provide additional support and these, along with the end bays of the bridges, are founded on concrete abutments.

Subsequent work involved replacing the finish line bridge with a curvilinear landmark steel bridge spanning 55m across the return lake.

Location
Eton Dorney

Team
Client
Eton College
Lead Consultant
Ramboll

Design Stages
2006-2011
Concept to Construction

Awards
ICE Excellence Award 2010

The 50m span composite bridge was craned in in one piece in the space of a few hours