Dorset Council passes Derby suspension walking bridge

The site for the planned suspension walking bridge. Picture: Dorset Council
The site for the planned suspension walking bridge. Picture: Dorset Council

A 63-metre suspension walking bridge for Derby was approved unanimously at Dorset Council’s May meeting.

The existing footpath and cyclepath on the south side of the river will be connected to the southern bridge approach.

It will have a 20-person capacity, with a maximum height of 8.3-metres.

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Town planner Rohan Willis said the proposal would enable “further economic and social development that meets the needs of rural populations” and would be consistent with the character of the town.

The application for the bridge was first advertised in March.

Prior to the commencement of works, a Construction and Environmental Management plan must be submitted to the town planner.

More information is available from Dorset Council.