New footbridge installed on the A27 near Chichester

Posted on Wednesday 15th July 2015 in All Road Users, Cyclists, Drivers, Motorcyclists, Pedestrians

Highways England has released a time-lapse video of a new footbridge installed on the A27 near Chichester, West Sussex.

The £3.22m bridge was installed following months of preparation and will be opened to the public in the coming weeks. It will provide a safe crossing for walkers, cyclists, residents and school children.

Peter Phillips, Highways England Asset Manager said:

“This new footbridge will provide pedestrians with a safe way to cross the busy A27. It will link communities south of the A27 with Chichester town centre, and help improve access to the leisure facilities and walking routes south of the A27. It will also be a key link to and from the new Chichester Free School. After months of planning the bridge has been successfully lifted into place. Installing the bridge deck is one of the final milestones, and we’re looking forward to opening the footbridge soon.”

Ian Spellacey, Highways Services Director, Balfour Beatty said:

“Working together with Highways England, West Sussex Council and our contractor Interserve over the last six years, BBMM is proud to deliver a footbridge that connects communities and enhances the built environment.”

Caption: The Kingsham footbridge ready to be transported

The bridge, which weighs in at 41 tonnes and is 41 metres long, was transported from the manufacturer in Cardiff to Chichester on Friday 19 June. It was escorted by 4 police vehicles during its journey to Chichester.