Barnes Bridge Walkway ready to open

Image above: Cllr Shantanu Rajawat posing on the newly erected section of the bridge

Final works on the bridge making “good progress”

The Barnes Bridge Walkway is approaching completion, with its opening ceremony set for 24 November.

All spans of the bridge are now in place and final adjustment works are now in progress according to Knights Brown, the company in charge of the build. Lighting for the bridge is being installed and final landing works on both the East and West banks are making “good progress”.

The Mayor of Hounslow will be there to cut the ribbon, and a band from Chiswick School will perform live music.

The bridge is one of the lowest carbon and most environmentally conscious bridges in the UK according to its designers, Moxon Architects, who created the initial design of the bridge.

Councillor Shantanu Rajawat, the Leader of Hounslow Council, visited the bridge on Tuesday (18 October) with Cllr John Todd, who has overseen the project on behalf of LB Hounslow, to see the bridge’s progress. Cllr Rajawat said:

“Brilliant start to this sunny autumn day seeing progress on the Dukes Meadows footbridge under the Barnes Bridge. An amazing feat of engineering and beautiful addition to Hounslow. Thank you Cllr. Todd for the tour and the teams who have made this happen.”

Image above: LB Hounslow and Knights Brown workers pose with Cllrs John Todd (centre left) and Shantanu Rajawat (centre right), recently installed span 4 of the Barnes Bridge Walkway

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