New bridge opens at Brompton On Swale

Posted by Swaledale Outdoor Club on 2012-10-15

The new footpath and bridleway bridge at Brompton On Swale was opened by Wiliam Hague on Saturday 13th October in a ceremony attended by an excellent turnout of SOC members (see video). A couple of years ago you may remember voting online in a poll to secure funding for Sustrans' Connect 2 project, this has now born fruit with considerable assistance from SOC members Frank Broughton, Barbara Gravenor, Jill Armstrong and others. The old railway bridge just upstream of the road bridge near Catterick race course has been refurbished and made suitable for use by walkers, cyclists and horseriders so that the river can be safely crossed without using the main road. This forms part of Sustrans' ongoing plans for vehicle free routes around the area.

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