Bishop's Bridge, which carries the A4206 over the rail approach into Paddington and the Grand Union Canal's Paddington Arm, was replaced with a wider, stronger structure.
Bishop's Bridge is an important link for road traffic and pedestrians in the Paddington area, especially given regeneration projects in the area. The old bridge was weight-restricted and quite narrow; it was not strong enough to take buses, and got congested at peak times.
The new bridge is strong enough to take buses, enabling a review of bus services in the area to take advantage of the opportunity. Route 46 was extended in January 2007 from Warwick Avenue via the new bridge to Lancaster Gate, as part of preparations for the congestion charge expansion.
Taxi access to/from Paddington has been enhanced through provision of a new taxi route.
No current news for this project.
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