Media invite – be the first to walk across the newest bridge over the River Thames

Artist impression of the new Walton Bridge

Reporters, photographers and film crews are invited be the first people to walk across the only new road bridge built across the River Thames in more than 20 years.

The spectacular Walton Bridge, in Surrey, will not open to the public until later in the year, but media are invited for a sneak peak on the £32 million structure and interview the key players involved in the project.

2pm, Monday, March 4

Walton Bridge construction site offices, Walton Lane, Walton, Surrey, KT12 1QP.

Any media wanting to attend, please confirm with Surrey County Council senior media relations officer James Oxley at so we can provide the correct safety gear. For further information, call James on 0208 541 7259. This viewing is for members of the media only.


A crossing has existed at Walton in various forms since 1750. The first, which was a toll crossing, was built by Surrey landowner Samuel Dicker.

Atkins, the firm behind the new bridge, also designed world famous landmarks including Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium and Hong Kong’s Ting Kau Bridge, the world’s longest road and rail crossing.

The design means there will be no piers in the water, opening up views along the river and improving navigation for boats.


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