BBC Points West Feature

Broadcast Friday 26th June 2009, BBC1


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The New Bridge

Sustrans commissioned two designs and both options were discussed at the public consultations. The public favourite was the underslung truss.

The video below features this bridge and shows a deck widened to 2.5 m from 2.0 in response to the public preference apparent from the consultation.

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I believe that this is an opportunity to create a non-vehicle friendly route to Chepstow which will enhance the lives of our children. This proposed path will give them an opportunity to get on their bikes and ride safely and easily down to Chepstow, enjoying the countryside they are so fortunate to live in. Brockweir sits on Offas Dyke, and has a nice country pub and now a pretty decent village shop selling coffee and teas etc, so we are by no means immune from tourists, walkers etc. Without this extra money coming in, these two remaining services would suffer and potentially be lost.

Marcus Neale
Brockweir resident