Nottingham City Council has appointed Balfour Beatty to build a new bridge across the River Trent – the first to cross the river since the eastbound addition to the Clifton Bridge in 1972.
The pedestrian and cycle crossing will connect the Lady Bay area, south of the river, to the Trent Basin waterside housing estate, near Colwick.
The council says the bridge will ease congestion by providing an alternative route to commuters.
It says the bridge will also improve access to green spaces in Nottingham.
Balfour Beatty will deliver the project in partnership with infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard, which will provide project management and quantity surveying services via the SCAPE Consultancy Framework.
In 2021, Nottingham council announced it had secured more than £9m in government funding through the Transforming Cities programme to cover the costs of the project.
However, in April last year, the council said there had been delays in submitting the planning application.
The council now aims to submit the application early in the summer.
Feasibility studies have already already been completed, alongside work to pinpoint the exact location of the proposed structure.
Image: A CGI rendering of Balfour Beatty’s new bridge across the River Trent. Credit: Balfour Beatty
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