Chobham Road pedestrian and cycle bridge

A new pedestrian and cycle footbridge spanning the Basingstoke Canal, Chobham Road Bridge, is now open.

The new bridge, located adjacent to the Chobham Road highway bridge, seamlessly unites the two sides of the canal towpath without the need for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the busy road.

The towpath ramp by Kingswood Court has been upgraded and the new ramp/towpath passes underneath the highway bridge linking the towpaths on either side of the road to create an uninterrupted towpath.  

The bridge design follows the characteristics of the surrounding area, featuring gabion walls, a non-slip surface, steel handrails with built-in bat friendly lighting and associated landscaping.

The work was part of the wider town centre improvement project which is part funded by Enterprise M3.