Scunthorpe Connect 2 Project
In 2007, as part of their Living Landmarks programme, the Big Lottery Fund awarded Sustrans £50million to create new walking and cycling links for everyday journeys in communities across the UK. Projects will see new routes crossing road, river and rail to break down the barriers to making local journeys on foot or by bike.
The route is part of a national project from charity Sustrans, which is creating new routes for everyday journeys in communities across the UK, thanks to a £50million grant from the Big Lottery Fund. Local funding has also been used for the scheme.
The Scunthorpe Ridgeway was one of the 79 projects chosen by Sustrans board to be funded. Included along the route is the Olympic themed open air gym designed for free use by all but particularly intended for the many schools in the area with easy access via the Ridgeway.
The newly finished West Common Lane & Bridges Road bridges were an essential part of the route and already offers connectively opportunities linking with Scunthorpe Town Centre, schools, hospital, The Pods, Colleges, and parks. Pell Frischmann, through the North Lincolnshire Highways Alliance, carried out the outline, preliminary and detailed design and inspection on site. The bridges were constructed by our partners Clugston Construction.