A stunning new footbridge for pedestrians and cyclists using the Thames Path through Dukes Meadows has reached a major milestone with the installation of the 30m long central span.
Published: Monday, 25th July 2022
The Dukes Meadows Footbridge project will provide walkers and cyclists with an uninterrupted journey through one of Hounslow’s most scenic areas.
Until now, visitors enjoying this idyllic stretch of the 185-mile Thames Path have had to take a long detour to get around the Grade II listed Barnes Railway Bridge.
The eye-catching new walkway means people can continue to enjoy the natural environment along the banks of the river.
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.
“As a green part of London, we take pride in all of our borough’s many open spaces, and we are providing our residents and visitors with more opportunities to connect with the natural habitats they can find on their own doorsteps.
“We would like to thank the local community for their continued cooperation and the cross-party support this project has received, particularly from local ward member Councillor John Todd.
“We are now looking forward to the opening of the new bridge and all the benefits it will bring.”
Hounslow Council has been working closely with construction partner Knights Brown on delivering the complex project.