Construction of solar bridge now complete
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Monday, 17 February 2014 14:56

 

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The solar power bridge at Blackfriars Station in London is now open for business and has received its official opening. Opened as part of an ambitious redesign of the station and surrounding area, the bridge is being hailed as a modern infrastructure masterpiece due to its dual purpose. Energy generation and railway station.

The bridge has been built with 4,400 photovoltaic panels which form the roof of the station – enough to reduce emissions by around 511 tonnes per year. This is the same as 89,000 car journeys. This sustainable redesign is now more accessible and better for users.

The Energy and Climate Change minster Greg Barker has said that the bridge is iconic and he congratulates everyone involved.

In addition to the panels, the station now has a new entrance on the south bank  (making it accessible from both sides of the Thames) and it has four new platforms and a new underground station.

 

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