07 December 2010
Perth & Kinross Council in Scotland has chosen a bridge with three arches as the preferred design for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Tay.
The decision by members of the council's enterprise and infrastructure committee was in line with views expressed by the public earlier this year. Most people prefered the arch to a flat girder bridge.
The preferred design would see a bridge with a 126m-long central arch flanked at each end by a shorter arch of 37m. The piers would be on the riverbanks to avoid disturbing the river's ecosystem. Atkins is the project’s designer.
The bridge is part of a national scheme to invest in walking and cycling routes. Charity Sustrans won a national television vote in 2007 to secure lottery funding for its Connect2 project.