The first set of low energy eco-friendly LED floodlights have now been installed to illuminate the arches at the historic Grade II listed bridge.
Work will now proceed to fit lights under all the remaining arches so that the gateway to Putney can be seen in all its glory during the hours of darkness.
The project has been funded using cash levied from housing and property developers in the area who are required to pay contributions towards neighbourhood infrastructure improvement schemes. Others set to benefit from this fund are rail passengers in East Putney who could soon see their journey times reduced as plans advance to open a second entrance to Putney Station via a footbridge onto the platforms at Oxford Road.
Other recent improvements at Putney Bridge saw new pavements and a new road surface laid as part of repairs to protect it against water penetration. Repairs also saw the attractive and ornate Victorian cast-iron lamp columns fully refurbished, restored and fitted with modern LED lights to make them shine brighter.
As soon as the work at Putney is complete, attention will turn to Wandsworth Bridge where there are similar plans for floodlights.