Network Rail has undertaken work to replace the footbridge attached to Scarborough (rail) Bridge on behalf of the council.
Scarborough Bridge improvements
The new bridge has greatly improved this crossing, which connects directly to York Railway Station.
It also provides:
- a traffic-free route between the railway station, city centre and residential areas
- more space for pedestrians, cyclists, pushchairs, wheelchairs and those with mobility issues
- ramps and stepped access to cater for more users
- improved connectivity of the National Cycle Network (routes 65 and 658)
- an available crossing when flood defences are closed
Photo of Scarborough Bridge
The new traffic-free bridge has become a new popular route into the city centre for many of York's visitors, regular commuters and local residents.
Funding the Scarborough Bridge upgrade
The final cost of the bridge is estimated to be around £4.4million, funded by:
- Department for Transport’s Cycle City Ambition Grant
- Central government’s Local Growth Fund
- City of York Council capital funding