|£6 Million Refurbishment of Wandsworth Bridge Set To Start Next Year|
Ten month long project includes structural repairs, uplighting and repainting
Following the completion of improvements to Putney Bridge, which included installation of new LED lighting, Wandsworth Bridge is next to get a multi-million pound upgrade in 2020.
The crossing between Wandsworth and Fulham and has been looking increasingly rundown in recent year and has been described by local campaigners as 'the bridge the council forgot'.
However, a spokesperson from Wandsworth Council now
“This will be a £6 million project, lasting around ten months, that will focus on structural repairs, resurfacing, uplighting and corrosion protection, plus repainting of the bridge structure.
"It will ensure the bridge is in excellent condition for many years to come."
In summer Wandsworth Council began looking for contractors to carry out the work, saying it was ' inviting tenders from suitably experienced and competent suppliers for the provision of refurbishment works involving structural repairs and repainting for corrosion protection of Wandsworth Bridge.'
The planned makeover follows the completion of the long planned project to improve the Grade II listed Putney Bridge, designed by civil engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette and first opened in 1886.
Low energy eco-friendly LED floodlights have been installed on the side and under the arches of the bridge and new pavements and road surface laid as part of repairs protect it against water penetration.
The repairs also saw the bridge's ornate Victorian cast-iron lamp columns fully refurbished and restored and fitted with modern LED lights to make them shine brighter.
October 10, 2019