Hornsey Lane Bridge

MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In January 2012 in response to my question 193/2012 you agreed to work with Haringey Council to review the physical environment that may have contributed to the loss of life at the Hornsey Lane Bridge. In light of the tragic death of a man on 7th June 2013 after falling from the Hornsey Lane Bridge, please could you update me on what progress you have made with Haringey Council? Will you press the council to urgently implement measures such as a net and a free SOS phone in order to prevent further loss of life?


Answer for Hornsey Lane Bridge

Answer for Hornsey Lane Bridge

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has funded the preliminary design of a cable system to help prevent anyone from climbing onto the bridge parapets. The design is based on the scheme introduced on the Clifton suspension bridge in Bristol. This design work was completed at the end of 2012 and, in partnership with Haringey Council, we are now discussing the proposed design with English Heritage, as Hornsey Bridge is a Grade II-listed structure.

Once agreement with English Heritage has been reached, detailed design will be undertaken, which is currently programmed to begin in October 2013, with construction planned to commence in early 2014.