LONDON (March 22, 2010)—A key footbridge in the center of the Olympic Park, being set up in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games, will use colored recycled rubber as the footway.
The Central Park footbridge spans the River Lea at a focal point between the Olympic Stadium and Aquatics Centre.
During the event a temporary deck will be placed between the permanent spans of the bridge to increase the width, allowing it to carry increased spectator numbers. The temporary bridge deck will be surfaced with a recycled rubber material featuring colors of the five Olympic rings.
The Central Park bridge was designed by Dublin-based Heneghan Peng Architects, with Adams Kara Taylor Engineers. Construction started in March 2009, and the bridge is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2010.