The bridge was in a poor state of repair - replacing it has reduced the need for disruptive emergency closures in the future. The new bridge has an expected lifespan of 120 years.

Built around 1850, the bridge carries the Holloway Road (A1) over the London Overground line. It also sits under the Highbury & Islington station building and forecourt.

Highbury Corner roundabout

We are now starting work that will make Highbury Corner roundabout safer and more convenient for cyclists and pedestrians.

Until late 2019 we will:

  • Build a new cycle route
  • Redesign the roundabout to introduce two-way traffic
  • Build a public space with access to the arboretum.

Find out more about what we're doing and how your journey might be affected on the Highbury Corner roundabout travel advice page.

Map of Highbury Corner Bridge