6th October 2020
Farrans were delighted to deliver the new pedestrian and cycle footbridge spanning the Basingstoke Canal, Chobham Road Bridge, over 30 years after we completed the original project.
The scheme, which was carried out between 1989 and 1990, involved the reconstruction of the junction at Victoria Way / Chobham Road to provide an extra traffic lane and allow two-way traffic.
Some of the team who were involved in the project over three decades ago, were proud to deliver the towpath, aimed at encouraging more people to use this route to get into Woking.
The new bridge unites the two sides of the canal towpath without the need for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the busy road.
The bridge design follows the characteristics of the surrounding area, featuring gabion walls, a non-slip surface, steel handrails with built-in bat friendly lighting and associated landscaping.
The project began in November 2019, commencing with a fish rescue and dewatering of the canal between Skew Bridge (highway bridge spanning canal at Lockfield Drive) and Monument Road Bridge.