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Weekly issues front-page plea for new bridge on patch

A weekly newspaper is literally aiming to build bridges on its patch with a new campaign.

The Peterborough Telegraph has called for a a foot and cycle bridge to be built as part of one of the city’s biggest new developments.

No plans have yet been made for such a crossing to connect the Fletton Quays development with Peterborough city centre over the River Nene but the Telegraph is aiming to put that right.

The campaign launch provided a front-page story for the Johnston Press-owned newspaper yesterday.

Peterborough bridge

Editor Mark Edwards said: “It’s clear from the reaction we have had from our readers via social media that the idea of a bridge is something that people want.

“Not only would it enhance the area but will be vital in taking pedestrian and cycle traffic away from the increasingly busy Town Bridge.

“The work on the south bank of the river in the city centre is welcomed by many and is certainly long-awaited. With such major plans coming to fruition it’s important that access to it and the Embankment is in place.

“We are supporting calls for the new bridge because it is what many of our readers want to see and we believe it would enhance access to the south bank and would improve safety by taking many pedestrians and cyclists away from the London Road.”