A new footbridge with a name chosen by the local community has been formally relaunched.

The bridge is part of Berkeley Homes' Taplow Riverside development and 100 suggestions for names came from the public - the three most popular being Knights Bridge, Taplow Bridge and Boutlers Footbridge.

By popular demand, the bridge has officially been named ‘Taplow Bridge’. Local members of the community felt that it was only right for Taplow to be included in the name as the bridge has become an iconic landmark in the local area since it was opened at the end of last year.

Three councillors - George Sandy from South Bucks District Council, Jamie Barnard of Taplow Parish Council and Donna Stimson from the Royal Borough got together to formally 'inaugurate' the new name.

Benjamin Ivey, Sales and Marketing Director at Berkeley Homes (Oxford & Chiltern), said: “Allowing residents to fully enjoy Thameside walks and on-foot access into Maidenhead, Taplow Bridge plays a significant role in the local community and we are pleased that the people of Taplow have chosen to include this in its new name."

Designed by bridge specialist Martin Knight of Knights Architecture with structural engineer COWI, Taplow Bridge’s shallow arch is inspired by Brunel’s nearby Maidenhead Bridge. The famous Maidenhead brick railway bridge boasts the widest and flattest arches in the world, and this form is echoed in the slender new steel arch structure of its new Taplow 'neighbour'. The bridge, which was opened by local MP and former Prime Minister Theresa May in 2018, recently achieved a prestigious Structural Steel Design Award. The award adds to Taplow Bridge’s growing list of achievements, which includes a 2019 Chilterns Buildings Design Awards.