Garden Bridge in London is proposed as a pedestrian friendly medium to connect London’s South Bank to Covent Garden through river Thames. Proposed by British designer Thomas Heatherwick, the bridge will be covered in trees and shrubs and be open only for pedestrians.
Running 367 meters long, the bridge will have two fluted piers supporting a promenade marked with plants, trees and benches. A charitable organization to support the bridge and organize funds has been launched in the shape of The Garden Bridge Trust. A public consultation has been launched as well.
Heatherwick was earlier awarded a tender by Transport of London to develop ideas for improving pedestrian links across the river. The project is expected to be up for a planning application early next year, and if accepted, is projected to be completed by the year 2017.