Mexbridge footbridge

Network Rail improves accessibility in South Yorkshire replacing footbridge

Replacing an old 1930s footbridge in near Mexborough, South Yorkshire which was no longer fit for purpose, Network Rail have been able to install a new, accessible model over the railway which will help better serve the local community.

The new bridge on Ferryboat Lane between Old Denaby and Mexborough is stepped and ramped, which means it can now be used by those with additional access needs.

It will provide pedestrians with an easier, safe and more pleasant route over the railway.

To minimise the impact on the community, the new bridge was opened before the old ones was closed so that access was maintained at all times during the building work.

As part of the works, the level crossing on Ferryboat Lane will also now legally close, with the public footpath diverted on to the new bridge, helping to improve railway safety in the area.

Matt Rice, Route Director for Network Rail’s North and East route, said: “This new bridge opens up the area for everybody, no matter their access needs.

“I understand that work like this can be disruptive so was glad to keep this to a minimum by keeping the old bridge open until the new one was ready. I’d like to thank local people for their patience while we did this work.”

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