Fundraising underway for new city bridge

Credit: Jason Goodlad

Key city figures, business owners and local organisations are backing a new foot and cycle bridge across the River Severn which they say will breathe new life into Worcester’s Cultural Quarter.

Fundraising has already begun for Chapter Meadows Bridge, a £4m project bidding to win financial support through the Government’s #MyTown initiative to transform towns and cities across the UK.

The proposed bridge aims to regenerate Worcester and connect the city’s communities by providing a second river crossing into the St John’s area.

Designed for walkers, cyclists and the disabled, the bridge would bring locals and tourists straight into the city’s Cultural Quarter – home of Worcester Cathedral, the Museum of Royal Worcester, Henry Sandon Hall, The Commandery and Vue Cinema – and the wider city centre.

Jabba Riaz, local councillor and former Mayor of the city, said: “I believe Worcester residents will share my enthusiasm for this exciting project which will greatly improve their quality of life. It will also showcase our beautiful riverside and cultural heritage.”