Hundreds of yards of new paving laid as repair work to Putney Bridge pushes on

The new surface to the bridge in all its glory

The new surface to the bridge in all its glory

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Putney Bridge has received a fresh layer of paving as repair work to the bridge presses on.

Hundreds of yards of new paving has been laid on the western footpath, and work to waterproof and refurbish pavement on the east side of the bridge will now commence.

Six huge granite blocks were hauled from the riverbed in Putney this week, which were sent tumbling into the Thames after a bus smashed into the bridge at the beginning of July.

Now that work is beginning on the east side, a wider walkway for pedestrians and cyclists has been opened up down the centre.

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12:41pm Sun 31 Aug 14

buggsie says...

New paving laid and hardly any people use it - wouldn't mind betting a traffic lane has been removed to accommodate this new pavement.
But never mind - all the tax and more job losses through continually hitting the motorist - hope councils are happy.
New paving laid and hardly any people use it - wouldn't mind betting a traffic lane has been removed to accommodate this new pavement. But never mind - all the tax and more job losses through continually hitting the motorist - hope councils are happy. buggsie
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10:19am Tue 2 Sep 14

alphabeti says...

buggsie wrote:
New paving laid and hardly any people use it - wouldn't mind betting a traffic lane has been removed to accommodate this new pavement.
But never mind - all the tax and more job losses through continually hitting the motorist - hope councils are happy.
Given that cars are normally queueing to get off the bridge I dare say removing a lane of traffic wouldn't make a blind bit of difference. Less cars would help a lot but since public transport seems to be priced to be comparable in expense to driving I doubt it will happen.
[quote][p][bold]buggsie[/bold] wrote: New paving laid and hardly any people use it - wouldn't mind betting a traffic lane has been removed to accommodate this new pavement. But never mind - all the tax and more job losses through continually hitting the motorist - hope councils are happy.[/p][/quote]Given that cars are normally queueing to get off the bridge I dare say removing a lane of traffic wouldn't make a blind bit of difference. Less cars would help a lot but since public transport seems to be priced to be comparable in expense to driving I doubt it will happen. alphabeti
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2:57pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Mind the gap says...

Putney High Street is one of the most polluted in the entire UK. Can Wandsworth council make the closure a permanent thing and put people health before motorists convenience.
Putney High Street is one of the most polluted in the entire UK. Can Wandsworth council make the closure a permanent thing and put people health before motorists convenience. Mind the gap
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