The sixth bridge across the River Thames at Walton on Thames opened to traffic at 5.47am on Monday 22 July 2013 after eighteen months of construction works. The project is now in the final stages of completion with all works scheduled for completion within the coming weeks.
Since the start of the construction of the new Walton Bridge the Thames Path running alongside the River Thames has been diverted away from the River Thames to avoid these works. With the completion of the fisherman's platform and the landscaping works having reached an advanced stage, the new section of path running alongside the river has now been opened allowing pedestrians and cyclists to ride alongside the river throughout this stretch of the River Thames.
With all of the landscaping works completed on this side of the river, the construction site fencing has been removed allowing unhindered access to the riverside and the paths that run underneath the new Walton Bridge.
Much progress has been made in the last couple of months resulting in the removal of much of the construction site fencing opening up the new bridleway and footways running through the Cowey Sale.
The construction works in connection with the new building has been completed but before the building can open to the public, ownership needs to be transferred from Surrey County Council to Elmbridge Borough Council who will be the ultimate owners of the building. This process is ongoing, but does take time to complete.
Once the ownership has been transferred to Elmbridge Borough Council, they will then be in a position to open the new toilets although the cafe facility may not open immediately as the future cafe tenant will need to fit out the facility. Both parties are actively progressing the legal aspects with a view to being able to open the facilities as soon as is practically possible.
Information from the previous meeting that took place on 16 April 2014 is attached through the Community Meeting link below.
The main activities that will be taking place until the end of the project are:
We have details and drawings regarding the project on the links below.
If you have any questions please contact the Walton Bridge Project team at: firstname.lastname@example.org