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. This is the first permanent bridge across the River Thames in this location since 1864. Although the new bridge opened in July 2013, a considerable amount of work has been undertaken since to complete the entire project including the removal of the two redundant bridges; construction of new roads, combined footways/cycleways and bridleways; installation of accommodation bridges in the Cowey Sale; construction of a permanent cafe and toilet building and landscaped the entire site which was all completed by 24 October 2014.
The completed bridge looking from Walton Lane
The new Walton Bridge looking from the Shepperton embankment
The new Cowey Sale viaduct and bridleway linking the A244 with Walton Lane and the Cowey Sale car park
The renovated 1864 built Cowey Sale viaduct
New cafe/toilet building
A course of remedial works has now been agreed between Elmbridge Borough Council and Surrey County Council to address the outstanding issues on the new café/conveniences building constructed as part of Surrey County Council's Walton Bridge project. These works started on Monday 14 September and are scheduled for completion within two weeks subject to weather and operational conditions.
Once all works have been completed to the satisfaction of both councils the aim will be to open the toilet facilities on a permanent basis by the end of September which will allow the temporary facilities to be removed. The completion of these outstanding issues will also permit the commencement of the fitting out of the new cafe facility by the new tenant with a view to opening the new facility in due course.
Information from the previous meeting that took place on 16 April 2014, can be found on the Walton Bridge Community Meeting page.
We have details and drawings regarding the project on the links below.
If you have any questions regarding any part of the Walton Bridge project please contact us.
Files available to download
- Walton Bridge Scheme Plan (437.6 KB)