The two shabby railway bridges right outside Earlsfield station in South London are to get a Victorian heritage inspired revamp.
Work is expected to start later this month on a scheme to give the two bridges over Garratt Lane the much-needed facelift. Both are to be given a deep clean and then repainted in a heritage-style railway green colour with new netting also installed to render them pigeon proof.
And at the council’s request, both bridges will also have the name of the station featured prominently on them to recreate their original Victorian-era appearance.
In order to get the project off the ground the council is providing £100,000 towards the overall cost of the scheme.
The council said that it has been pressing Network Rail to undertake this work for some time arguing that refurbished and smarter looking bridges would help improve the street scene in this part of Earlsfield.
The repainting works should last around a month.