New pedestrian and cycle bridge for Reading

What the new bridge could look like Credit: Reading Borough Council

A consultation will begin this week on plans to build a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Thames in Reading.

The impressive landmark structure will provide an important new link for pedestrians and cyclists across the Thames and into the Town Centre.

It is proposed that the bridge will be located to the east of Fry’s Island, between the existing Caversham and Reading Bridges.

The new bridge will be funded through Reading Borough Council’s successful £20.7m Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) bid, which aims to create an additional 7,200 daily bus trips, 12,050 daily walking trips and 2,300 daily cycle trips across the town, whilst cutting congestion by up to 10%.