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Deputy Mayor officially opens new bridge

November 6, 2012 11:07 AM

Cambridge's Deputy Mayor, Paul Saunders officially opened a new bridge between the city's Gough Way and Cranmer Road on Saturday (November 3).

The bridge, funded under Cambridge City Council's Environmental Improvements Scheme, replaces an old narrow bridge which residents have used for many years to walk into the city.

It was installed after a request from the Gough Way Residents Association and is wider than the old bridge allowing it to be used not only by walkers and cyclists, but families with pushchairs, cycle trailers carrying children and mobility scooters.

Cambridge County Councillor, Lucy Nethsingha, who represents Newnham, arranged for the Deputy Mayor to open the bridge.

She said: "It looks lovely, but more importantly allows many more people to use the route into town. The path saves over a mile for those walking and cycling into the centre. The narrow old bridge meant many residents were prevented from using the route; this is a great improvement."

Deputy Mayor, Paul Saunders (right) pictured with Cllr Lucy Nethsingha (front centre) and residents for the official opening of the new bridge.