The new Blackfriars Station and Bridge Redevelopment is a key part of the Thameslink Programme to accommodate 12 car trains at 24 trains per hour through the core route. It is one of Network Rail’s flagship stations and a new London landmark, becoming the first station spanning the River Thames.
Tony Gee completed the design of the widening and reconstruction of the existing Blackfriars Bridge superstructure and station platforms.
All elements were replaced, with the exception of the bridge foundations and arches, which were strengthened and repainted. To facilitate the new wider platforms, the existing bridge deck, piers and foundations were widened by bridging onto the first of the three adjacent redundant bridge columns.