New look Bourges Boulevard footbridge re-opens

The footbridge over Bourges Boulevard by Queensgate shopping centre that provides a popular link to the city centre from the railway station is now re-open following a three-month refurbishment.

Bourges Boulevard users will notice a smarter looking bridge which has been revamped and repainted, including new decking on the stepped ramps and across the main span of the bridge.

New aluminium window frames have been fitted with coloured glass, in addition to new energy-efficient LED lighting.

The refurbishment project was part of an overall £9.5million investment in the Bourges Boulevard Corridor funded by the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership. This includes schemes on Bishop’s Road, Thorpe Road, Lower Bridge Street and the earlier carriageway improvements on Bourges Boulevard.

Bourge Boulevard bridge

Councillor Peter Hiller, cabinet member for growth, planning, housing and economic development, said: “The Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership funding has made possible the much-needed refurbishment of this well-used footbridge that connects the railway station with Queensgate, Cowgate and the rest of the city centre. 

"It has enabled essential repair and maintenance to the structure alongside giving the footbridge a new look as part of the wider public realm improvement strategy for our city.”

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