Our Garda LED illuminated handrail has been used to great effect on the Teddington Lock footbridge that provides a direct link between Ham and Teddington in Middlesex.
Following the removal of the existing 2 sided rail which widened the cyclist route, our bespoke low-level lighting solution Garda, was installed incorporating 78 x 300mm Asymmetric LED modules (dimmed to 25% output). Bespoke brackets were designed to be sympathetic to both the listed structure and the surrounding architecture.
Disruption was kept to a minimum and the busy suspension bridge in Teddington remained open over peak periods, including weekends, only closing between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm – Monday to Fridays to allow schoolchildren and commuters to continue to cross the river. This was a particularly important consideration to the local community as many cyclists use the route to continue their longer commute towards Central London (with the next nearest footbridge over 1.5 miles away).
Needless to say, Richmond Council is delighted with the scheme which has resulted in a substantial energy saving of 72%, whilst users are enjoying the higher levels of illumination and overall aesthetics of the footbridge.