extension to River Brue footpath in Highbridge is opened
has been completed this week on building a new £28,000 extension
to a footpath that runs alongside the River Brue in Highbridge.
new route for pedestrians and cyclists fills in a 'missing link'
in the path on the north side of the River Brue between Highbridge
Quay and Station Walk near the railway station.
and cyclists can now travel between the town centre and the station
while enjoying views over the River Brue.
to build the new path started in early September and has been
completed on schedule.
for the project were provided by developers of adjacent properties
with a small contribution from Sedgemoor District Council.
missing section of the path provides improved access from Highbridge
Railway Station to the town centre.
District Council's Tom Dougall told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
council has been keen to see the north side of the River Brue
opened up to the public for some time and this work provides the
missing link - about 45 metres of footpath."
scheme was designed by Sustrans and the works will be carried
out on behalf of Sedgemoor District Council by Larry Walker Groundworks.
The scheme has been designed to meet the Environment Agency's
specification on flood protection.
The riverside footpath in Highbridge being opened by Sedgemoor
Transportation Officer Tom Dougall, Deputy Chairman Cllr Ian Dyer,
Portfolio Holder Cllr John Swayne and contractor Larry Walker
of Larry Walker Groundworks