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MEDIA INVITE: Be the first to cross new £32m road bridge over River Thames

What: Reporters, photographers and film crews are invited to be the first to walk across the newly completed Walton Bridge – the only road crossing built over the River Thames in more than 20 years. The spectacular bridge in Surrey will not open to the public until later this month, but media can get a … Continue reading

Video: Walton Bridge on time and on budget

Construction will finish this summer on the first new major road crossing of the River Thames in more than 20 years. John Furey, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, gave an update on the new Walton Bridge during a site visit.

In pictures: The construction of Walton Bridge is on time and on budget. The metal structure is in place and work will now begin on pouring the concrete that will form the base of the road.

Spectacular arches on new River Thames bridge

Spectacular arches that will eventually span the Thames are being put in place as part of the first major new road bridge over the famous river in more than 20 years. It is 10 months since the construction of Walton Bridge began and people can now get a real sense of what the finished crossing … Continue reading

Foundations to be laid for new Thames bridge

The foundations for the first new road bridge across the River Thames in more then 20 years will be laid in the coming weeks. Preparation work began in January on the £32 million crossing between Walton-on-Thames and Shepperton, which included diverting pipes and cables and creating temporary access roads. Workers will now begin laying the … Continue reading

Work to start on £32 million Walton bridge

Work starts next week on the first major new road bridge over the Thames in more than 20 years. Construction of the £32 million crossing between Walton-on-Thames and Shepperton will begin on 9 January after preparations were completed. The first phase of construction will see the bridge’s foundations laid before the main support arches are … Continue reading

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