“Bridge to Nowhere” to open

A ‘bridge to nowhere’ that had been closed for months because of a health and safety row has finally been opened.

The bridge over the A3220 linking the Edward Woods estate in Shepherds Bush with the Westfield shopping centre and Wood Lane Tube Station was finished in early spring, but couldn’t be opened because of a row over health and safety concerns at a pedestrian crossing.

Residents of the Edward Woods estate faced a 25-minute walk or £2 bus ride to reach Wood Lane Tube Station and Westfield London, which are both just yards away on the other side of the road. 

The bridge is now set to open by the start of October after an agreement was reached between TfL and Westfield.

A TfL spokeswoman said: “We have been working with Westfield to get the pedestrian crossing open. Work is almost complete and we expect the crossing to be open by the end of the month.”

And Westfield development director Duncan Bower said: “In the interests of the public and our customers, the completion of the crossing has been of paramount importance to both us and TfL. We have worked with TfL to resolve the matter and we anticipate opening the crossing before the end of September.”

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