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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

Possible Traffic Delays

Work continues to complete the remaining parts of this project although the vast majority of these are located away from the road network which will result in minimal or no impact to road users. There will be occasions where there will be a need to install traffic management on the main A244 Walton Bridge Road or Walton Lane (Walton) to undertake certain elements of the work and details will be provided on this webpage and displayed on signs on site in advance.

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.


With the project nearing completion with only landscaping and footway works to complete around the new bridge the webcam has been switched off although this webpage will continue to provide updates on the remaining works.


The main activities that will be taking place until the end of the project are:

  • Completion of the footway/cycleway paths and bridleways.
  • Completion of the landscaping works on the east bank and within the Cowey Sale.
  • Completion of the new Walton Marina access road and disabled car parking areas.
  • Completion of the new cafe toilet block adjacent to the Cowey Sale car park.
  • 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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