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County Council investing in Sidmouth bridges

  • by JW

The County Council will be putting up a new bridge over the River Sid:

New bridge for the Ham

Plans for £750,000 Devon footbridge approved


In fact, the council will be putting up two new bridges over the Sid, as reported in the Herald:


Council gives green light to £1.3million investment in Sidmouth bridges

More than one million pounds will be injected into replacing two of the Sid Valley’s most vital bridges after projects were green lit by Devon County Council.

Some £950,000 will be invested into a new ‘state-of-the-art’ Alma Bridge and £325,000 for Skinners Bridge at Fortescue.

The funding was approved by Devon County Council’s cabinet on Wednesday, April 10, after members accepted the recommendations made in the county road highway maintenance capital budget for 2019/2020.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, cabinet member for highways, presented the report to members to update on the delivery on the 2018/19 capital programme and sought the agreement for the upcoming year. As part of the programme, work will commence on Alma Bridge this summer the week following Sidmouth Folk Festival, with a completion date of March 2020.

Council gives green light to £1.3million investment in Sidmouth bridges