Putney Bridge to reopen on September 26

Published: 10 September 2014

The £1.5m repairs to Putney Bridge are now approaching their final phase and Wandsworth Council is pleased to announce that the bridge is scheduled to fully reopen on Friday, September 26.

Wandsworth Council’s repairs to the Grade II Listed bridge are expected to be finished around a fortnight earlier than originally scheduled.

This faster turnaround is down to speedy and efficient working by the council’s chosen contractors FM Conway Ltd and also by the excellent planning and management of the contract by the council’s in-house team of engineers who have overseen the project.

The repairs began on July 14 and were originally timetabled to last a total of 12 weeks.

Transport spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “I would like to thank the travelling public for the great patience they have shown and feel sure that they, along with local businesses, will share our delight that this important Thames river crossing will be back to normal before the end of this month.

“Completing this huge amount of work in this short space of time is a superb achievement by everyone concerned, especially our team of engineers who planned and prepared everything brilliantly, managed the contractors very efficiently and stayed on top of the whole process to ensure there were no let ups or delays in finishing the job.

“Getting a job of this scale completed early, properly and also very importantly on budget is a real triumph.”