03:22AM, Wednesday 07 March 2012
A Sustrans charity grant will help pay to replace an old footbridge over the River Loddon near Twyford.
Cllr Keith Baker, cabinet member for highways and transport at Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) has announced the borough has made a successful bid for £140,000 from the transport charity, to replace the 'dilapidated' crossing to Sandford Farm.
The money will partially fund a bridge link over the Loddon from Twyford to Sandford Farm, which is being developed by Taylor Wimpey into a new housing estate, retirement village and country park.
The total cost is expected to be around £200,000 and Cllr Baker hoped developer contributions would help make up the shortfall.
Work to replace the bridge will not be carried out until the former landfill site area has been remediated by Churngold Ltd, work that is expected to start in the next few weeks.
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