Following a consultation in July 2017, a new pedestrian and cycle bridge is being built next to the existing Scarborough (rail) Bridge; for details see: Scarborough bridge project.
Improvements at Scarborough Bridge
The new bridge over the River Ouse will connect to York Station and provide:
- a traffic-free route between the railway station, city centre and residential suburbs
- 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)
- crossing availablity when flood defences are closed
We believe the new traffic-free bridge will become the preferred route into the city centre for many of York's visitors, regular commuters and local residents.
Disruptions caused by Scarborough Bridge upgrade
The exisiting footbridge will be closed from late January 2019.
The new pedestrian and cycle route at Scarborough Bridge is expected to be open in March 2019, provided weather does not delay the works.
Funding Scarborough Bridge upgrade
The estimated cost of the proposed new bridge is £4.5 million. In addition to our capital funding, the upgrade of Scarborough Bridge will be paid from from a number of sources including:
- Department for Transport’s Cycle City Ambition Grant
- Central government’s Local Growth Fund
- City of York Council capital funding
We're leading on this project, in partnership with Network Rail.