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Walton Bridge up for third major award

A major bridge that carries thousands of Surrey commuters a day could win its third top award in a row.

Surrey County Council’s Walton Bridge has been shortlisted for the British Construction Industry awards, weeks after winning twice from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

The £32 million road bridge carries 35,000 commuter cars a day between Shepperton and Walton, and was the first Thames crossing in 20 years when it opened last year.

The project was completed on time and on budget after an 18-month construction with contractors Atkins and Costain.

John Furey, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “Winning twice is already a huge compliment to our highways teams and contractors, and a third success would underline even more their hard work to improve Surrey’s roads.”

The bridge is shortlisted for the BCI’s Civil Engineering Project of the Year (£10m-£50m category) at a London ceremony on 8 October.

It received the Community Award at the ICE’s London regional ceremony in May and best overall award in its South East awards in June.

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