LETTER: Who worked out Peterborough’s Rhubarb Bridge costs?

Residents and councillors view the plans at the Salvation Army Citadel
Residents and councillors view the plans at the Salvation Army Citadel

Contrasting stories in the Peterborough Telegraph:

1. Contract awarded for £17 million Kings Dyke level crossing - this involves a new road bridge, two roundabouts, approx 800m of road plus street lighting, fencing etc.

2. The Rhubarb bridge - the proposed new crossings have (sensibly) been put on hold, but according to Peterborough City Council a new footbridge would cost £20 million.

Why should it cost more than a far more complicated road scheme?

Who’s come up with the figures?

Perhaps Peterborough City Council should speak to Cambridgeshire County Council about the costs.

Robin How

Lakeview Way, Hampton Hargate