The £3 million scheme would see the Victorian Grade II-listed Barnes Bridge turned into a public amenity, according to AJ’s sister publication New Civil Engineer. The View project is backed by a panel of local residents, who are in discussions with Network Rail and Richmond Council.
The proposals are reminiscent of the doomed Garden Bridge project, which was backed by Boris Johnson while mayor of London and cost taxpayers £43 million before being scrapped by his successor Sadiq Khan.
Barnes Bridge was completed in 1849 to designs by engineer Joseph Locke but taken out of service in 1895 when a replacement bridge, designed by engineer Edward Andrews, opened right next to it.
Under the Moxon proposals, the abandoned cast-iron structure would be restored, while landscaping and street furniture would be added to its deck.
It comes as construction nears completion for Moxon’s Dukes Meadow Footbridge, which is being built under Barnes Bridge for Hounslow Council. Hounslow is the local authority for the area north of Barnes Bridge, while…