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Compasses Bridge in the running for design award

The Wey & Arun Canal Trust has been shortlisted in the Waverley Design Awards, an event organised by Waverley Borough Council to celebrate good design in planning, architecture, sustainable development and landscaping.

The Trust’s Compasses Bridge at the Summit Level at Alfold/Dunsfold has been recognised in the environmental enhancement category.

Last week Compasses Bridge engineer Tony Ford showed a group of five judges around the site. The bridge, which opened in September 2016, was the Trust’s most ambitious project in Surrey and the first highway bridge rebuilt on the canal in Surrey. It was built at an estimated cost of £770,000, all raised by the Trust.

The new bridge replaced a concrete causeway built during the 1930s and opened up a canal section of about 2km (1¼ miles).


Gill Davies
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
  • Compasses Bridge engineer Tony Ford gives the awards judges a guided tour of the bridge
  • Judges admired the brick facing created by Trust volunteers