Major Repairs Planned For Putney Bridge

Council will consult locals on proposed work schedule

Wandsworth Council is drawing up plans for major repairs to Putney Bridge.

A detailed study by independent experts has shown that the Grade II Listed bridge requires around £1.5m worth of repairs.

The engineering experts found that the bridge's waterproof membrane, which protects the internal structure from water penetration, and its road surface are both nearing the end of their service life.

Before any works begin, the council will listen carefully to the views of local residents, businesses, bus companies, the emergency services, Transport for London and motoring organisations before final proposals are drawn up and a timetable is set.

Transport spokesman Cllr Russell King said: "Unfortunately there is no way around this problem. The repairs do need to be carried out so our main focus will be to ensure that they can be completed as quickly as possible and cause the least amount of disruption."

September 23, 2013