Discussion on The New Runnymede Bridge by W.J.R. Smyth, R. Benaim and D.H. Philpott
Mr B. F. Edbrooke (Department of Transport): The authors have given us an excellent presentation on the design and construction of an outstanding piece of engineering. The design is both imaginative in concept-reflecting the pseudo-classical outline of the older bridge alongside-and elegant in its setting at this historic site across the River Thames at Runnymede. I should like to make some reference to the bridge in the context of the road. The bridge is one of the many pieces of the jigsaw which, when fitted together, will comprise the London Orbital Road M25, totalling some 120 miles in length and costing approximately £600M. Subject to the satisfactory completion of the statutory procedures, the south-west quadrant from the new access to Heathrow to Reigate should be completed in 1984.
carriageway for M25 and a two-lane