A time­line of Rhubarb Bridge

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

Plans to de­mol­ish Rhubarb Bridge and re­place it with cross­ings were first re­vealed in Peter­bor­ough’s Lo­cal Trans­port Plan, which was ap­proved in April 2016. Cap­i­tal funding of £5.5 mil­lion to de­mol­ish the bridge, which is at the end of its life, and in­crease road ca­pac­ity was then in­cluded in council bud­get pro­pos­als which were ap­proved in March. Full de­tails of the scheme were re­vealed to res­i­dents at a public meet­ing on Au­gust 9. Later that day a city council de­ci­sion no­tice was re­leased which awarded the con­tract for the £5.5 mil­lion works to Skan­ska. How­ever, the pro­posed scheme re­ceived lots of crit­i­cism and a pe­ti­tion, which now has 5,000 sig­na­tures, sprung up overnight. A week af­ter the plans were re­vealed, council leader Cllr John Holdich said the au­thor­ity would see if it could now use its money to re­pair Rhubarb Bridge, then ap­ply for funding to re­place it with an­other bridge.

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