The Boarden Bridge comes under Surrey County Council’s Countryside Team, who I met with this week to see what we could do about progressing repairs. We are looking to a variety of County, and local sources for funding and I hope to have some news on this soon.
In the meantime it has been fascinating learning about this historic piece of Godalming:
Until 1870 Borough Road was just a short stretch of road between the parish church and what is today the former vicarage, extending as far as the animal Pound just past the bottom of the churchyard. The road then narrowed to a track way down to the River Wey and the wooden Boarden Bridge was the only means of crossing the river on the western side of Godalming. More Here.
Children at The Boarden Bridge in 1906, from Francis Firth.