“The proposed bridge is elegant, visually lightweight and transparent. The use of cor-ten is well considered and an appropriate response give the site’s industrial heritage”.
“I really like the design of the bridge. It looks elegant and modern – it will be refreshing to see a piece of good design in our town that represents this period in its development”.
“The raking column of the bridge will look great when viewed against the backdrop of the industrial mill buildings. The deck is slender and elegant and the detailing fine. It is a well engineered bridge and deserves to be supported”.
© 2010 - 11 Back the Bridge
Supporting the new foot and cycle bridge in Bradford onAvon - a positive force in the town
WE FULLY SUPPORT THE CABLE STAY BRIDGE
“I strongly back the bridge. The design has already been approved
... it will be of great benefit to our town”
Quote from a local resident.
✓ It’s a great design
✓ It provides safe, level, easy access
✓ It has planning permission
✓ It’s supported by huge numbers of townspeople
✓ It’s the best bridge for Bradford on Avon
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Sad day for safety and future prosperity of our town
On Tuesday, 19 July, Bradford on Avon council voted to call a halt to the Kingston Mills footbridge project after the result of its household consultation.
Consultation forms were returned by 2,753 of the 4,487 eligible households in the town. Of these 1,164 were for the recommended cablestay bridge design but 1,566 for no bridge. There were 23 spoiled ballots. The no-bridge vote was declared to be 57.4% of valid returns. The "turnout" was recorded as 61%.
An extraordinary meeting of the council then voted four to three to halt the project, with one abstention. The chairman did not vote. This decision will be further debated at a full, ordinary council meeting on Tuesday, 26 July