Section 4: Mayes Brook Bridge

Closed 5 Aug 2019

Opened 24 Jun 2019


Mayes Brook Bridge is a walking and cycle bridge which provides a direct traffic-free link from Barking town centre to Barking Riverside. We propose to replace the existing footbridge with a new, wider bridge and to improve the lighting and plantings in the area and provide new public art.  

Mayes Brook bridge

Improvements for cycling and walking

  • New wider, high-quality footbridge to account for increased numbers of people walking and cycling to and from Barking Riverside development
  • Improved lighting in the area
  • New bridge deck and railings to improve public realm in the area
  • New signs to make it easier for cyclists and pedestrians to find their way around
  • Connection to Cycle Superhighway 3 which runs from Barking to Lancaster Gate via Canning Town and Canary Wharf


  • Barking & Dagenham
  • Redbridge


  • Anyone from any background


  • Cycling
  • Walking