London 2012: Permanent Thames bridge considered
A new bridge over the River Thames at Windsor could be part of the 2012 Olympic legacy.
A temporary bridge will be erected for the Olympic rowing events on the lake, but Windsor and Maidenhead council is now investigating building a permanent structure later.
The council said a footbridge at Sutherland Grange would give children easier access to Dorney Lake.
Councillor Phil Bicknell said it could cost "anything between £4m and £8m".
He said: "Money is going to be the issue. We are hoping it could come from a number of sources."
A temporary bridge is being erected in time to give spectators access to the Olympic venue. Any permanent bridge would be built after the Games.
An Olympic Delivery Authority spokesperson said: "Due to a number of constraints, including the consent of the landowners, the limited amount of suitable locations, the vastly differing widths required for a temporary or permanent bridge, and the prohibitive costs involved,... it was not possible to achieve a permanent bridge ahead of 2012."