The Anonymous Widower

A Walk Around Barnes Bridge – 28th July 2022

After writing A New Garden Bridge Proposed For London, I had to go and visit.

So I went this afternoon and took these pictures.

After arrival at Barnes Bridge station, I walked along the river had a drink in a pub before retracing my steps and taking a train back to Waterloo.

These are my observations and thoughts.

Access To The Country-Bound Platform

The access is not good at present, as it is up and down a steep set of steps.

But it does appear that there is space to improve things.

In A New Garden Bridge Proposed For London, I indicated that it might be possible to connect the platform directly to the new garden bridge. That certainly looks possible and I suspect that a lift could be incorporated.

The Walkway On The Downstream Side Of The Bridge

This walkway was being used by walkers and cyclists.

It is connected to the London-bound platform, by means of two sets of stairs.

I Walked Along The Bank Of The River To A Pub

All I needed was a drink and I got one.

If you walk the other way, there is an excellent Rick Stein restaurant.

Access To The London-Bound Platform

The access is better than to the other platform, but it needs improvement.

Conclusion

I believe that a good architect could squeeze in step-free access to both platforms and have good connections to the proposed garden bridge and the existing walkway.

 

July 28, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,

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