Work to commence on Wandsworth Bridge refurbishment
Waterman are delighted that the major refurbishment work on Wandsworth Bridge is due to commence in February.
Completed in 1940 to replace the former toll bridge, originally built by Juliam Tolmé in 1873, the cantilevered bridge carries over 50,000 vehicles per day between Wandsworth and Hammersmith and Fulham.
This latest appointment, which is predicted to take 10 months, is part of Waterman’s existing relationship with the London Borough of Wandsworth, providing professional services including waterproofing, bridge joints replacement, bearing refurbishment, drainage improvement works and repainting. Waterman will also act as CDM principal designer throughout the construction stage.
The refurbishment aims to make the bridge more of a landmark feature on the River Thames, mirroring its neighbours with the addition of eco-friendly low-energy LED floodlights underneath the arches to significantly improve its appearance.
Amrit Ghose, Waterman’s Framework Director, commented; “Waterman are delighted to be involved in the refurbishment of this important River Thames crossing. The repairs will enable continued use by traffic of one of London’s busiest bridges for many years to come.”