11 January 2012

Design chosen for St Botolph's footbridge, Boston

As I said last time I mentioned this story, that's Boston, Lincolnshire, not Boston, Massachusetts. Lincolnshire County Council and Boston Borough Council have chosen a "bowstring arch" as their preferred design for a new footbridge in Boston town centre.

Out of a town population of 55,750 or so, a massive 60 people voted for this design in a public consultation, against 77 people preferring an alternative. The new 35m span bridge will have twin tubular arches.

A planning application is expected later this year, with construction expected to start in mid-2013.

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