Chiswick Bridge restored in west London

July 8 2015  

Chiswick Bridge restored in west London
Major refurbishment of the Grade II listed Chiswick Bridge has been completed by Transport for London (TfL) and BAM Nuttall.
 
The 82 year old bridge, which crosses the River Thames in west London, underwent major concrete repairs and parapet strengthening to extend its life. Work started in April last year.
 
A new segregated walkway and cycle track has also been provided as part of the £8M project, with heritage features restored.
 
Officials from TfL, Hounslow Council and Historic England marked the successful refurbishment with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque last week.
 
“Restoring the Grade II listed Chiswick Bridge has been a labour of love for both our engineers and contractors,” said TfL chief operating officer for surface transport Garrett Emmerson. “I am sure that local residents and drivers alike will welcome this spruce up to a much loved heritage structure in west London.”
 
Hounslow Council Leader Steve Curran added: “The bridge was opened to ease congestion in 1933 and it’s still a vital part of our transport infrastructure in 2015. We’re grateful to TfL for managing to keep the disruption caused by the essential works to a minimum and that the bridge now has a new lease of life to keep it in use for generations to come.
 
“Thanks also to the hard work of the engineers and other workers who were forced to work odd shifts to keep the bridge open most of the time the work was being carried out.”
 
(Photo: Transport for London)

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