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Poll: New £2million cycle bridge over the A14 in Bury St Edmunds opens next week

10:30 17 June 2014

Th new cycle bridge over the A14 at Bury.

Th new cycle bridge over the A14 at Bury.

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A controversial £2million cycle bridge over the A14 in Bury St Edmunds is to officially open next week.

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Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to make their way over the bridge – which links Thingoe Hill to Northgate Avenue – as of Tuesday next week, after months of construction work.

The 43-metre bridge was put in place back in April, and is planned to eventually help link residential areas in north-west Bury, such as the Howard estate, to the town centre.

However, residents living either side of the bridge have been left unimpressed with both its cost and appearance, with one branding it “a white elephant”.

The project has been funded by Suffolk County Council and the Department for Transport.

Bury’s county and borough councillor David Nettleton previously said: “It opens up options to anyone trying to avoid traffic congestion on Fornham Road.

“It’s quite a complex and long-term plan which will take quite a number of years to deliver, and I hope people will be patient enough to see the benefits.”

The construction work will also see a foot and cycle path installed all the way along to the train station.

The current route from Northgate Avenue to the train station is reasonably straightforward, with a path running down to Fornham Road alongside the A14, but the path is quite steep and Fornham Road is considered dangerous for cyclists.

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