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You Can Name The New Mortlake Footbridge

Categories: East Sheen,East Sheen News,News

Residents are invited to suggest a name for the newest footbridge in Mortlake – which is being installed over the next few months.

Richmond Council and Network Rail agreed to co-fund the project to build the new footbridge at the White Hart Lane level crossing. The Council has contributed approx. £1.2m towards its installation and it is due to be completed by mid-April.

In advance of the installation, residents are invited to submit their names for the bridge. A shortlist of names will then be put to public vote on Twitter.

Cllr Alexander Ehmann, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Transport, Streetscene and Air Quality, said:

“One of the first things I did when I was elected was meet with local people to discuss proposals for a pedestrian footbridge over the White Hart Lane level crossing. It was clear this bridge was a top priority and I am pleased we have been able to deliver this.

“So now, hot on the heels of other major national decisions and referendums, residents are invited to directly impact local democracy and have their say on this important issue!

“Whether an historic reference, a famous resident or just something that makes you smile – although, maybe not BridgeyMcBridgeFace – let us have your ideas for the latest crossing in the borough.”

Names can be suggested by emailing or tweeting @LBRUT using the hashtag #MortlakeBridge.

The deadline for name suggestions is 28 February 2019.

To see more information about the Bridge installation download the council’s flyer (pdf, 4.1 MB).

Author: Bori Kiss

Bori has been a member of the ESV team for a few years now. She loves long walks in Richmond Park and coffee that's not too hot to drink.