BBC Points West Feature

Broadcast Friday 26th June 2009, BBC1


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The New Bridge

Sustrans commissioned two designs and both options were discussed at the public consultations. The public favourite was the underslung truss.

The video below features this bridge and shows a deck widened to 2.5 m from 2.0 in response to the public preference apparent from the consultation.

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At a time when more and more people are abandoning their cars at weekends and taking to walking and cycling with their families, this scheme has to be commended. It also opens out opportunities for Wyedean pupils living in the Brockweir area being able to cycle to school safely, something that is impossible at the moment.

This scheme can only be a positive attraction for both local residents and visitors to our area and I give it my full support.

Jacqui Sullivan
County Councillor for St Mary's Ward, Chepstow