Preparations made to clear the way for building new footbridge

Image above: Barnes railway Bridge; photograph Nick Raikes

Sharp eyed walkers who take their exercise in Dukes Meadows may have spotted a bit of undergrowth clearance going on beside Barnes railway bridge. The work is in preparation for the installation of a crane, ready to lift the steel supports for the new footbridge which is to be built underneath it.

Image above: Computer generated image of what the new footbridge underneath Barnes railway bridge will look like

The pedestrian walkway was given the go ahead three years ago and is being developed by architects Moxon in collaboration with Hounslow Council, as part of a regeneration programme for Dukes Meadows.

The footbridge will allow walkers to follow the Thames Path from Hammersmith Bridge to Chiswick Bridge without having to cut inland away from the river.

Image above: Barnes Railway Bridge from the west; photograph Nick Raikes

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