New cycling and walking bridge over Hallam Line now open
A new cycling and walking bridge over the Hallam Line on the Castleford to Wakefield Greenway is now open to the public.
The new bridge is part of a £1.2m scheme, which is being delivered through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme, aimed at making it easier for more people to travel by bike or on foot, in partnership with Wakefield Council and Sustrans.
Construction has been underway on the route to provide a traffic-free link between Castleford and Methley by extending the Castleford Greenway over the new bridge across the Hallam Line.
The new bridge, which is 32m long and 3m wide, was lifted into place earlier on this year.
The first section of the new Castleford to Wakefield Greenway, a 2km stretch between Fairies Hill Lock and Methley Bridge in Castleford, opened in March 2018.
When complete, the Castleford to Wakefield Greenway will create a 16km route by providing missing links in existing infrastructure.
The Castleford Greenway is part of Route 69 in the National Cycle Network, which was created by Sustrans and includes more than 16,500 miles of cycling and walking routes across the UK.