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Walton Bridge (Middlesex)

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Walton Bridge
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The old Walton Bridge
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From:  Lower Halliford
To:  Walton-on-Thames
County
Middlesex
Highway Authority
Surrey
Opening Date
1750 (1st Bridge)
1788 (2nd Bridge)
1864 (3rd Bridge)
1953 (4th Bridge)
1999 (5th Bridge)
2013 (6th Bridge)
On road(s)
A244
Crossings related to the A244
This article is about the bridge in Middlesex, near Walton-on-Thames.
For other bridges with the same name, see Walton Bridge
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There have been six bridges on the site of Walton Bridge over the years. Initially, there were ferries over the river here between Walton-on-Thames on the Surrey side and Shepperton on the Middlesex side. They ran from the early 15th century until 1750, when the first bridge was built. The first bridge, a wooden structure on stone piers, was opened in 1750 and lasted until 1783. The ferries returned for 5 years, with the second bridge opening in 1788. This brick and stone arch structure lasted until 1859, when there was another five year ferry interlude. Opening in 1864, the third (lattice girder) bridge on brick and stone piers was finally retired and knocked down in 1985. It was damaged in an air raid in 1940, that led to a 7 ton weight restriction and calls for a new bridge. Opened in 1953, the fourth bridge was used initially by motor traffic, but, after the opening of the 5th bridge in 1999, it became a pedestrians and cyclists only bridge.

Following a public inquiry in 2009, construction on the sixth bridge finally began in January 2012, and was completed 7 months ahead of schedule in July 2013. The fourth and fifth bridges, which had given up to 60 years of service, were subsequently demolished in the autumn of 2013.

http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/bridges-and-structures/walton-bridge




Walton Bridge (Middlesex)
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Walton Bridge - Geograph - 94820.jpgBarge under Walton Bridge in 1991 - Geograph - 376609.jpgWalton Bridge, 1979 - Geograph - 566885.jpgWalton Bridge, River Thames- 1982 - Geograph - 619325.jpgRiver Thames- Walton Bridge (old) - Geograph - 364723.jpg
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