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For the Record: Photos of the Old Walnut Bridge Being Removed

Published on: 17 Dec, 2021
Updated on: 18 Dec, 2021

Photos by Mandy Millyard

The old pedestrian Walnut Bridge was lifted from its position, across the River Wey, on Wednesday, December 1. It has been giving pedestrian access from the station to the town since 1986.

Out goes the old Walnut Bridge. Click on any image to enlarge in a new window.

The new wider Walnut Bridge is now open, but to pedestrians only and with a temporary ramp on the town side. Once work on the bridge is complete, it will eventually be used by walkers and cyclists.

The bridge has been in place for 32 years.

A large crane carried out the delicate operation to lift the old bridge to be taken away.

Contractors made safe the gap left by the old Walnut Bridge in The Billings offices.

Work continues on the new bridge. The footpath alongside the river, closed during the new bridge construction, is open again for pedestrians.

The new Walnut Bridge is open to pedestrians as work continues to complete the approaches on either side of the river. Photo by Hugh Coakley.

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Responses to For the Record: Photos of the Old Walnut Bridge Being Removed

  1. Frank Emery Reply

    December 17, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Shame they couldn’t take the grotty old Casino Night Club building as well.

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