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« Reply #45 on: April 29, 2017, 12:06:29 pm »

Hopefully removed and returned rather than actually demolished.
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« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2017, 03:48:30 pm »

Latest from Crossrail, work has started on preparing the bridge for removal. Hopefully for repair and return.

Might be bank holiday weekend.
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« Reply #47 on: May 12, 2017, 09:10:28 pm »

Latest from Crossrail, work has started on preparing the bridge for removal. Hopefully for repair and return.

Might be bank holiday weekend.

Yes I saw some engineers there the other day making some preparations.....after all the promises, anything short of repair and return will be unacceptable.
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« Reply #48 on: May 26, 2017, 01:48:35 pm »

Latest from Crosrail bridge will not be removed this coming weekend.
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« Reply #49 on: May 26, 2017, 06:31:28 pm »

Latest from Crosrail bridge will not be removed this coming weekend.

Any explanation as to why/when it will happen?
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« Reply #50 on: May 27, 2017, 03:59:15 pm »

Awaiting dates from Crossrail.
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« Reply #51 on: June 11, 2017, 05:17:15 pm »

Any news?
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« Reply #52 on: June 11, 2017, 10:27:38 pm »

Nothing yet.
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« Reply #53 on: June 19, 2017, 04:16:56 pm »

Latest from Network Rail.

"As you may have heard we’re planning to remove the footbridge in several parts by crane over two night time possessions on  the 1st/2nd July and the 8th/9th July. Whilst we had initially planned to remove the bridge in one piece over an extended railway possession, the limited time available to us means that we must now split the project over two weekends.

 Once removed, the bridge spans will be transferred on to low loaders and transported to Network Rail’s compound in Stockley where it will be stored whilst we consider tenders for its repair."


]I think it will be returned as Crossrail don't want to have to build a bridge and lift to the South carpark. So disabled access will be to the North Side with the old bridge providing access to the South Carpark.
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« Reply #54 on: June 20, 2017, 07:14:52 am »

Many thanks for the update.
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« Reply #55 on: June 30, 2017, 10:32:32 am »

Network Rail hope to start removal early Sunday morning.

Bridge will be taken to Stockley Park and plans made for repair there. Hopefully for it to be restored by December.

Apparently it's a like for like Insurance job so it should appear the same.

There has to be bridge there as TFL (Transport for London) will only be building a two lift bridge between Platforms 4 & 3/2 and they need to get on with that, before Crossrail starts, to be DDA» (Disability Discrimination Act - about) compliant. So as their bridge will be  where the temporary bridge is now provision has to be made to reach paltform 3 and the south car park.
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« Reply #56 on: June 30, 2017, 12:36:54 pm »

Work would need to have been done to the original bridge anyway to make it compliant for a 25kV overhead railway, with it at ground level this work could be more done sympathetically also the structure of the bridge could also have a 130 (ish) refurb which could ensure its existence for another 130 years
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« Reply #57 on: July 03, 2017, 04:57:21 pm »

Currently languishing under the arches of the viaduct at Stockley Bridge.
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« Reply #58 on: February 12, 2018, 11:42:49 am »

Latest from the NR» (Network Rail - home page) "Community Relations Executive" regarding the reinstatement of the footbridge

Dear Sir,
 
Thank you for contacting our office regarding Taplow footbridge, at this stage, we are unable to confirm a date.
 
I have been advised by the project team that we will be engaging with the public soon to discuss the next stage. We will write to all the residents in due course.
 

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« Reply #59 on: February 12, 2018, 12:45:32 pm »

Latest is they are still arguing over costs and who pays, TFL (Transport for London) will only pay for lifts between platforms 3/4 so that leaves no access to the South Carpark. This was to be provided by the old bridge until it was damaged and removed. So there would be no disabled access from the South Carpark. So the argument is should the old bridge be reinstated or should the TFL bridge be extended to Platform 1 with a lift and most important whose bucket of public money do the costs come.
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