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Jubilee Bridge: New river crossing opens in Oxford

Jubilee Bridge in Oxford Image copyright Christ Church Oxford
Image caption The bridge, across the River Cherwell, was commissioned by Christ Church Oxford

A new river crossing has opened in Oxford.

The 28-metre Jubilee Bridge, across the River Cherwell, links Christ Church Meadow on the west bank with Christ Church recreation ground on the east.

The curved steel footbridge, designed for Christ Church college, is built on the site of a former punt crossing.

Visitors will be allowed on to the bridge from the meadow but not the recreation ground, which remains closed to the public.

Christ Church Meadow, which is flanked by the River Thames and River Cherwell, is owned and maintained by Christ Church but public access is allowed during the day.

The college has not revealed the cost of the crossing but said it had been funded by college alumni and benefactors Martin Alderson-Smith and Christopher Ainsley, who officially opened it.

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