List of technical reports

Closed 18 Sep 2014

Opened 7 Jul 2014

Overview

This section provides links to a range of technical reports which provide further information on the expected impacts of the new crossing options.

You might also find useful our supporting factsheet which summarises the work we carried out to determine the traffic, environmental and economic impacts of the options.  To see this factsheet, please click here

Engineering reports

Report A – Woolwich Bridge and Tunnel

This document investigates and compares the geometric constraints, impacts and cost of lifting bridges, fixed high level bridges and tunnels to be built in the approximate location of the existing Woolwich ferry. This bulk of the content of this report was produced in mid-2013 with minor clarifications only made in May and July 2014.

Report B – Gallions Reach Bridge

This document investigates and compares the geometric constraints, impacts, construction programme and cost of three bridge options to be built between Beckton and Thamesmead. This report includes further development of some options first detailed in Report J.

Report C – Gallions Reach Hybrid Ferry

This document investigates the feasibility of a ‘hybrid’ ferry option that combines a chain driven ferry with some features of a propeller driven ferry (i.e. floating pontoons and linkspans.) This report is based upon the chain ferry design as described in Report H.

Report D – Belvedere Bridge and Tunnel

This document investigates and compares the constraints, impacts and costs of fixed high level bridges and tunnels to be built between Rainham and Belvedere.

Report E – Woolwich Ferry

This document investigates and compares the constraints, impacts, costs, highway access arrangements, capacity, land take and construction considerations of chain-driven and propeller-driven ferries between Woolwich town centre and North Woolwich. This report builds on earlier work and further develops vehicle waiting area options.

Report F – Gallions Reach Ferry and Tunnel

This document investigates the constraints, impacts, costs, highway access arrangements, land take and construction considerations of a number of additional tunnelled crossing options between Beckton and Thamesmead further to those presented in Report J. It also considers potential highway connections to tunnels and ferries at this location. For the ferry options this report should be read in conjunction with Report G.

Report G – Gallions Reach Ferries, Bridge and Tunnel

This document builds on previous work todevelop and refine the ferry land-based infrastructure design as well as carrying out an estimation of boarding and alighting times for the various ferry options. The report also considers and compares the hydrodynamic impacts of bridges, tunnels and ferries. The highway engineering elements of the land-based infrastructure design is reported separately in Report F.

Report H – Belvedere Ferry

This document investigates and compares the constraints, impacts, costs, highway access arrangements and construction considerations of chaindriven and propeller-driven ferries between Rainham and Belvedere.

Report J – Gallions Reach Tunnel and Bridge

This document investigates and compares the constraints, impacts, costs, land take and construction considerations of bored tunnels, immersed tunnels and bridges between Beckton and Thamesmead. Further bridge options were subsequently investigated in Report B. Further tunnel options were subsequently investigated in Report F.

Report K – Cost Summary

This document provides a summary of the cost estimates for each of the options considered.

Environmental Reports

Report A – Environmental Options Study

This study provides an appraisal and comparison of the likely environmental issues associated with various river crossing options. Where impacts are identified, potential mitigation options are recommended for further investigation.

Maps and Drawings (combined)

Needs and Options

Report A  - Needs & Options Report summary

This document summarises the need for new river crossings in east and south east London and assesses potential options.   It sets out the process of identifying shortlisted options, and provides an outline of their potential impacts.

Report B – Needs & Options Report

This report examines the need for new river crossings in east and south east London and assesses potential options. It sets out the process of identifying shortlisted options, and provides more detail on their potential impacts.

Regeneration

Report A – River Crossings Development Study

This study assessed: (a) how each of the proposed river crossings options (in combination with other key transport and regeneration initiatives) could bring about economic growth in terms of job creation and delivery of homes; and (b) how the crossing options could impact on the scale, timing and type of development.

Report B – East London River Crossings Business Survey

This survey of 800 firms in eight east London Boroughs was undertaken to develop the bespoke evidence base to inform the regeneration case, to comply with WebTAG business questionnaire requirements (Unit 3.5.12) and to gauge business reaction to specific crossing options (as at Autumn 2013).

Traffic Modelling

Report A – Traffic Impact Report

This report examines the traffic impacts that potential river crossings would have on the highway network. Topics examined include:

• Background traffic growth;

• Changes in traffic and related delay;

• Connectivity;

• Cross river demand;

• Routings of trips;

• Origins of trips using crossings.

 

 

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