South Bermondsey Bridge officially opens

By Jim Dunton - Tue 30 April 2013, 3:28 pm

A new bridge for walkers and cyclists in part of Southwark has been declared officially open.

South Bermondsey Bridge is part of an 8.1 kilometre cycling and walking route that links Burgess Park in Camberwell with Durand’s Wharf in Rotherhithe.

The bridge offers a new walking and cycling path across Rotherhithe New Road, connecting Stubbs Drive with South Bermondsey Station.

Southwark Council leader Peter John said the aim of the route was to make Southwark the safest cycling borough in the capital.

“These improvements will make cycling and walking easier and has had huge support from local residents,” he said.

“The bridge marks the latest piece of our expanding programme of cycle and walking improvements to the area which we hope will ease traffic congestion and pollution and boost people's health and fitness."

The bridge was funded by the council and a £600,000 donation from the Big Lottery.