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Walton Bridge used by 30,000 vehicles every weekday

With this month marking five years since work started to lay the foundations for the new Walton Bridge, it has been revealed that thousands more vehicles are using the structure than the crossing it replaced. Around 30,000 vehicles are using the £32 million bridge between Walton-on-Thames and Shepperton every weekday, which is 4,000 more than … Continue reading

Walton Bridge wins award, charity thanks council and heritage show set to delight

Charity thanks council for long-term support A charity that works to inspire children into hi-tech jobs has thanked Surrey County Council for 30 years of support. Since it was set up in 1984, Satro has organised interactive academic challenges for over 450,000 schoolchildren to encourage them to follow careers in engineering, technology, science and maths. … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Walton Bridge scoops major engineering award

A major bridge that carries thousands of Surrey commuters a day has won a prestigious award. Surrey County Council’s new Walton Bridge was among the winners at a ceremony held last night by the Institution of Civil Engineers to celebrate the best projects in the industry. The bridge, which was the first new Thames crossing … Continue reading

Multi-million-pound Surrey road projects up for major awards

Two groundbreaking road improvement projects that carry thousands of Surrey commuters a day are in the running for prestigious awards. The cream of the engineering industry has shortlisted both Surrey County Council’s building of the new Walton Bridge and its £100 million Operation Horizon roads overhaul among regional finalists for the Institution of Civil Engineers … Continue reading

Walton Bridge scoops highways award

Surrey County Council’s team behind the £32 million Walton Bridge has received a top highways industry award. Walton Bridge was the first new bridge over the River Thames in 20 years, and it opened to traffic in July 2013 both on time and on budget after an 18-month construction.  Now Highways Magazine’s Excellence Awards have … Continue reading

In pictures and video: Walton Bridge opens to traffic

The first new road bridge to be built over the River Thames in 20 years opened to traffic this morning on schedule.

Walton Bridge opens to traffic

The first new road bridge to be built over the River Thames in 20 years opened to traffic this morning on schedule. Motorists started crossing Walton Bridge shortly after 5.45am, with a Fiat Punto and a Volkswagen Golf the first to use the £32 million structure. It follows a visit by three Cabinet ministers, including … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Event to mark the spectacular new £32 million Walton Bridge across the Thames being completed on time and on budget

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

New Walton Bridge on road to opening

Picture caption: Around 220 tonnes of asphalt have been laid on top of 1,200 tonnes of concrete to create the smooth surface that more than 30,000 vehicles a day will use from next month when the new Walton Bridge becomes the first major road crossing over the River Thames to open in more than 20 … Continue reading

Video: Watch Walton Bridge being built in three minutes

Watch a video timelapse of Surrey County Council’s new Walton Bridge being built in just three minutes. The impressive structure is the first major road crossing of the River Thames to be built in more than 20 years. The bridge is due to open this summer. Please feel free to embed the video. Media looking for … Continue reading

Surrey leader’s Budget response

Following Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget announcement today, Surrey County Council leader David Hodge said: “Slow economic growth and a frosty reception on Twitter will likely be on the Chancellor’s mind today. Conveniently, the answer to at least one of his woes can be found in Surrey. Despite the UK growth forecast halving, the county’s economy … 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.

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