Waterloo Bridge Structural Repairs and Other Maintenance Works

Waterloo Bridge Structural Repairs and Other Maintenance Works

Ward: St James's

Streets Affected: Waterloo Bridge

Project Type: B&S Projects

Project Overview

Waterloo Bridge is a Grade II Listed structure carrying approximately 44,000 vehicles per day across the River Thames between Lancaster Place (to the north) and Waterloo Road (to the south). The bridge also forms an important pedestrian link, particularly for commuters to and from Waterloo Station.

Essential repair works to the bridge were required in order to maintain the City Council’s infrastructure in a good condition and in addition other maintenance works to the road were required to improve the street environment.

The following proposals were developed in partnership with key stakeholders and have been implemented:

Maintaining the City Council’s Infrastructure

  • Replacement of bridge bearings to the south abutment
  • Replacement of the south expansion joint
  • Repairs to the central span of the bridge
  • Concrete repairs to the underside of the bridge

Improving the Street Environment

  • Carriageway resurfacing
  • Manhole replacement
  • Street lighting modifications
  • Upgrade of over-height vehicle detection system

Works commenced on site in November 2009 and lasted for a period of approximately 15 months.  A minimum of one lane of traffic in either direction was maintained throughout this period.


Works completed

Outline Programme

November 2009 - February 2011

Project Documents


    In Consultation
    Design Stage
    Works due
    Works on site
    Works completed