New bridge would ‘cost up to £30m’ says council planning chief
The cost to replace Rhubarb Bridge with another bridge would cost between £20 million and £30 million, according to a report by Peterborough City Council. Moreover, cabinet member responsible for growth, planning services, housing and economic development, Cllr Peter Hiller, said: “We know some residents have stated that they were keen to see a replacement network of bridges however this could cost up to £30 million and we don’t have that level of funding available. ”However, this figure has been labelled as “totally exaggerated” by Labour’s council group leader Cllr Ed Murphy, who believes it would cost £6 million instead. The cash-strapped council has previously said that building a foot and cycle bridge between Fletton Quays and the Embankment would cost around £3 million. Below, the Peterborough Telegraph has picked out some modern, major bridges in the UK and indicated how much they cost to construct.