New bridge over River Dove

A new bridge has been constructed over the River Dove in Worsbrough.

The steel construction will replace the missing bridge washed away in the 2007 floods, which crossed the river at the Worsbrough canal basin.

Constructed above any future flooding levels, the bridge will allow safe access to Woolley Bank Wood and the surrounding area. This will enable people to explore the woodland, allowing them to expand their knowledge of local wildlife and providing new walking routes to the local community.

The construction is being funded by various partners, who have all contributed to the costs of the project. They include Barnsley Council, Section 106 monies, the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) and Worsbrough Councillors have provided funding for the design of the bridge.

Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “We are pleased to be supporting the construction of the footbridge. Without it local residents would not have access the area. For the first time in a number of years people have the opportunity to discover the stunning woodland and diverse wildlife that can be found there.”

For more information about the project please contact Lynn Dunning, Group Leader – Arts & Heritage, on 01226 772436

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