Hounslow Council has celebrated the installation of the central span under Barnes Bridge, enabling the continuation of the Thames Footpath.
Leader of Hounslow Council, Councillor Shantanu Rajawat, said:
“This imaginative project opens up one of our borough’s premier open spaces to be enjoyed by even more visitors. This major construction milestone is testament to years of close partnership working between Hounslow Council, our construction partner and the local community – under the leadership of my predecessor Steve Curran. We believe it will attract many more visitors to this amazing green space and will provide residents with a new walking and cycling route. “
The View at Barnes Bridge is an imaginative project designed by Moxon Architects, who came up with the Dukes Meadow footbridge.
It was inspired by similar projects such as the High Line in New York, the Promenade Plantée in Paris and the soon-to-be-realised Camden Highline. A local team took on the project to transform this historically significant Grade II listed bridge.
It’ll connect Barnes in Richmond and Chiswick in Hounslow via a stunningly attractive landscaped green space.
The project team is discussing a formal agreement between Network Rail, Richmond and Hounslow Councils to secure the bridge’s future for the community. Once they have this agreement, they can start fundraising.
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