The airport-style footbridge at Canary Wharf connecting to the future Elizabeth line station has been given a brightly coloured makeover.

The makeover was carried out by the East London based French artist Camille Walala, and is intended to be a permanent display. The design sees the bridge* wrapped in bold geometric shapes and colours, and the intention is that the display will change as daylight and darkness filters through to alter the visuals inside the structure.

In addition to the daylight coming in from the sides, the sidebars have lights in them, and these are also now tinted colours along the footbridge.

The long length of the bridge also changes hue as you walk along from blues graduating to brighter oranges. It’s going to be popping up on your instagram feed as the new hot selfie spot as soon as the lockdown ends.

Do look for the artist’s name in the design as well – by the southern end of the tunnel.

When I posted a few photos on social media a week back, some coments claimed it would create migranes or epeleptic siezeures. The blocks of colour are however very large, and the brightness muted by the lighting. As someone who is twitchy with photosentivity and the like, I really couldn’t see what the fuss was about.

*officially it’s the Adams Plaza Bridge, but everyone I have ever spoken to calls it the Crossrail Place footbridge.


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  1. Pieter Boden says:

    Does it. Have a sound content with proximity sensors L+R just like the Neville Bridge in Leeds had and still has from 30 hrs ago?

  2. Andrew Gwilt says:

    Have to say it does look very retro but interesting to see. Very nice.

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