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Walton Bridge

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.

Thames Path

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.

Walton Bridge - Thames Path

Shepperton side bank

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.

Walton Bridge - shepperton side bank

Possible Traffic Delays

The final set of works that require traffic management on either the A244 Walton Bridge Road or Walton Lane (Walton) will take place over the coming weeks as detailed below, which are all subject to operational and weather conditions.

16 and 17 August 2014

Partial lane closures along the A244 between Walton Lane (Shepperton) roundabout and the Oatlands Drive/New Zealand Avenue traffic signalled junction between the hours of 8:00am and 7:00pm each day to facilitate footway surfacing works and provide an alternative route for pedestrians. Traffic will be able to flow in both directions throughout these periods although minor delays may be experienced.

River navigation

With the completion of the demolition of the two old bridges and the removal of all of the structural piles from the River Thames, for the first time since before 1750 this section of the river is now completely unobstructed for river users and has opened up new views of the river.

Community meeting

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:

  • Completion of the permanent fencing around the Cowey Sale.
  • Completion of the new Walton Marina access road and disabled car parking areas.
  • Completion of the road surfacing in Walton Lane and the Cowey Sale car park.

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:

Files available to download

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  • Updated: 28 May 2013
  • Alan Mclean
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