River Tees footbridge takes step forward
(17 July 2006)
A new £11m cycle and footbridge over the River Tees could be opened in just over two years. The bridge will link Queens Campus in Stockton with the North Shore development. Planning permission was granted last month and tenders for the contract have already been invited. Stockton Borough Council officers have set out a timetable that would see the successful bidder being awarded the contract in May, with a view to starting building work in October 2007 and completion by October 2008.
Derek Lincoln, the council’s funding and strategy officer, said: “The construction of a footbridge to link Teesdale with North Shore will have a number of economic benefits.” Durham University is among a number of potential developers on the North Shore and one of the key factors in taking plans forward is the completion of the bridge.