A new footbridge that improves accessibility has been completed over the railway line between Old Denaby and Mexborough, near Doncaster in South Yorkshire.
The bridge, on Ferryboat Lane, has stepped and ramped access to help those with disabilities. It has been designed to be a safe and more pleasant way to cross the line.
Until now, people had to use an old, stepped bridge, which dated back to 1930 and so was no longer fit for purpose. To enable a smoother transition for those needing to cross the railway, the older bridge remained open until the new facilities had been made available to the public.
A 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.
Route director for Network Rail’s North and East route, Matt Rice, 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.”