Hereford & Worcester

Hereford Greenway £3m foot and cycle bridge opens

Bridge over River Wye
The bridge has been funded by Herefordshire Council and sustainable transport group, Sustrans

A £3m foot and cycle bridge over the River Wye in Hereford has officially opened.

The 100m (328ft) long structure is part of the three mile (5km) Greenway route, linking the city centre to the Rotherwas Industrial Estate.

The second section, from Thorn Business Park to Chapel Road, will open on 20 December, Herefordshire council said.

The authority said it had been funded from its capital reserves and by sustainable transport group, Sustrans.

Councillor Philip Price said: "With a comparable journey made by car taking significantly longer, I am confident that the route will attract new walkers and cyclists."

The council said it planned to extend the Greenway route to Holme Lacy, opening up access to the Wye Valley.

Henry Harbord, from Sustrans, said: "This project is all about giving people the opportunity to make everyday journeys by bike or on foot."

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