Photo: Ian Ward


A well-trodden path across a railway track in Sandown is set to be accessible once more, as Foxes Bridge reopens tomorrow (Friday), following its extensive refurbishment.

The bridge – which links Perowne Way and Broadway – has been in a somewhat sorry state in recent years, with this set of improvement works being made during the suspension of Island Line services due to the multi-million-pound network upgrade.

According to Councillor Ian Ward, the bridge has had the last stages of work completed today (Thursday). Speaking in a post on Facebook, he said:

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“I visited Foxes Bridge today to see the progress and spoke to the engineers on site. They told me the bridge was finished apart from some screening which will be done tomorrow and would be open on Friday.”

It comes as further steps in the railway network upgrade programme have been made, including the removal of Class 483 rolling stock from the Island, as previously reported by Island Echo and a further 8 weeks of work on two bridges in footbridges in Shanklin.

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3 years ago

Just a hang out for chavs and other low life

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
3 years ago

At last! Cllr Ward has found his metier: taking snapshots.


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