Friday, April 26, 2013

The Bridge To Nowhere

New funding set to enhance Wandle Trail
25 April 2013
A successful bid for funding by four south London boroughs, the Wandle Valley Park Trust and transport charity Sustrans will mean major improvements are to be made over the coming year to the Wandle Trail.

Residents in Merton, Wandsworth, Sutton and Croydon will benefit from the £489,115 from Transport for London which is to be used to upgrade pedestrian and cycle paths along the Wandle Trail. The improved paths will link up a series of green spaces that are part of the Wandle Valley Regional Park. Some of the funding will also be used to refurbish and complete the bridge on Bewley Street, Colliers Wood. Subject to planning approval, works are due to start in November this year, to be completed by spring 2014.
After this Merton Council Press Release set my heart racing yesterday, I googled the uncompleted bridge on Bewley Street as I had never heard of it.

Here is the saga of our local Bridge To Nowhere. I must go and take a look at it.

Prodnose: Will you be viewing it as a metaphor for post-industrial alienation?

Myself: No. Each to his own, but I find that contemporary media-drenched ennui and torpor is better symbolized by Sheds That Totally Look Like Everyone From The Voice.

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