Spotty Bridge


Spotty Bridge was a temporary bridge covering Carpenters Road Lock during the games of 2012. It was covered with a soft playground surface with a large multicoloured spot design. Hugely popular with the public, sadly Spotty Bridge was always intended to be temporary, as putting that much shade over the lock and canal would be harmful to the environment.

It remains one of the most missed elements of 2012.

The bridge was designed by Dublin-based Heneghan Peng Architects after they won the competition that was held in 2007 to select an emerging architectural and engineering practice to create a structure in the centre of the Park.

Working in partnership with the winning architects, Adams Kara Taylor Engineers completed the construction of the winning bridge design, which required a total of 125 tonnes of steel.

Click here to view the architect's web page for this project.