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£3.5 million Dundee footbridge to get go-ahead

The bridge will link the waterfront with Perth Road. Picture: Jane Barlow

The bridge will link the waterfront with Perth Road. Picture: Jane Barlow

  • by FRANK URQUHART
 

A NEW £3.5 million footbridge link between Dundee’s waterfront and the heart of the city is set to be approved by councillors next week.

The proposed footbridge would be built over the railway line at Seabraes, linking Riverside Drive to Perth Road, allowing pedestrians and cyclists a direct link between one of the city’s main streets and the new waterfront development.

The contract to design and build the bridge is expected to be awarded to British construction firm Morgan Sindall plc at next Monday’s meeting of the city development committee.

Councillor Will Dawson, the convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “I am sure the stunning design and strategic location of the new bridge will soon make it a city landmark.

“Thanks to the new bridge, pedestrians and cyclists will get easy access from one of the main arteries of Dundee to the heart of the Waterfront.”

A city council spokesman explained: “Money for the contract is coming from the Vacant and Derelict Land Fund, Scottish Enterprise, Cycling Walking and Safer Streets, the developer of the Riverside Flats and Dundee City Council.

“With planning permission already approved work is expected to start on site in autumn with a completion date in Spring next year.”

SEE ALSO:

Dundee waterfront and V&A ‘to bring £1bn to city’

 

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