Cyclists in Worcester will soon benefit from a new bridge across the River Severn that is nearing the final phases of construction ahead of its official opening next month.
The bridge, which links Powick and Lower Wick with Worcester city centre, has been built with the help of Big Lottery Fund money from sustainable transport charity Sustrans, with £650,000 spent on access routes and £200,000 on the structure itself.
According to Worcester News, construction began last November, with the main mast put in place earlier this month, and work is now in progress to connect the cables that will link the mast with the deck of the bridge, which is on Route 46 of the National Cycle Network.
Councillor Derek Prodger, Worcestershire County Council Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “This is an important bridge to support sustainable transport and develop walking and cycling routes in the area.
“It is an exciting project which people voted for and really helped to make a reality. I am personally looking forward to the bridge being completed and am visiting the site regularly to watch it take shape.”
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.