'Bridge To Nowhere' Work Finally Underway

Colliers Wood bridge will finally be complete

Works to complete the 'Bridge to Nowhere' in Colliers Wood has finally got underway.

Bewley Bridge is going to be re-named in memory of Councillor Gam Gurung (left), who died last year at the age of 53.

It has been known as the 'Bridge to Nowhere' after it was half-built in 2007 as part of a commitment by developers Bewley Homes, but never finished.

But following Merton council's bid for funding from Transport for London, The Wandle Valley Trust and transport charity Sustrans, works are due to finish in the summer when the bridge will be formally opened.

Members of Councillor Gurung's family were at the ceremony to mark the start of the work. His daughter Susan Gurung said: "I am proud of what my father achieved in his lifetime and seeing the works to the bridge begin is very exciting. I look forward to the formal naming in the summer."

Merton Council cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration Councillor Andrew Judge said: "It is great to see this bridge brought to life and I am very pleased that Councillor Gurung’s daughter, Susan Gurung has joined us to mark the start of the works."

March 3, 2014

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L-R: Councillor Andrew Judge, Lance Corporal Gaurab Gurung, Susan Gurung, Sergeant Ram Phago, Councillor Nick Draper, Councillor Laxmi Attawar, Councillor Caroline Cooper-Marbiah, Rebecca Jones from Sustrans (front).