New multi-million pound Haywards Heath bridge crowned ‘World’s Ugliest’ by television star

Work began on the footbridge at Haywards Heath station in November 2015. (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-151124-092702008

Work began on the footbridge at Haywards Heath station in November 2015. (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-151124-092702008

A new bridge at Haywards Heath station has won the ‘World’s Ugliest’ title, according to a television star.

BBC gameshow host Richard Osman, known best for his work on quiz show Pointless, has tweeted his disgust at the new footbridge, built as part of a multi-million project at the station.

The presenter, who has also appeared on Have I Got News For You and QI, said: “Bad news if you’re hoping to win the ‘World’s Ugliest New Footbridge’ award. Haywards Heath station has surely won.”

Solum Regeneration, a partnership between Network Rail and Kier, is currently undertaking a £35 million regeneration project at the Hayward Heath Station Quarter.

The scheme has already seen a new multi-storey car park built with a new Waitrose supermarket under construction.

The bridge connects the new car park to the station and was opened in May. 


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