Project to replace Stanhope Road bridge underway

A project to replace the 150-year-old Stanhope Road bridge and protect the capital’s longest local nature reserve is underway.
Stanhope Bridge - elevation visualisation

The bridge is part of Parkland Walk, a 4.5m pedestrian and cycle route between Muswell Hill and Finsbury Park and needs replacing to guarantee a 120-year lifespan. 

A co-production exercise was undertaken to choose the best design option. 

The project will see a biodiversity uplift of 13 per cent in the immediate area and the council will plant 10 new trees in local streets to replace any lost as part of the project.

Preparation and enabling work, which will include the creation of a temporary pedestrian diversion route for Parkland Walk, began in March and will continue through April.  Single lane traffic on Stanhope Road managed by lights may be required at intervals during this period. 

The main works to demolish the existing bridge will start on 6 May 2024 with the new structure expected to be completed by the end of November 2024.

The six-week demolition project will require the closure of Stanhope Road and traffic diversions in place for motor vehicles.  Buses will use an alternative route via Archway. 

Following this closure, further works will be carried out under single alternative lane traffic signals during the project and there will be a further two-week closure of Stanhope Road in October to install the new bridge deck. 

Look out for updates in Haringey People Extra and our social media channels. 

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