Vandals hit Bourges Boulevard art work in Peterborough

The graffiti on the art work
The graffiti on the art work
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Graffiti vandals have damaged controversial new art work in Peterborough city centre.

The art work was installed as part of a £4.5 million scheme to improve the road layout on Bourges Boulevard, and to make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to access the city centre. The road was only fully re-opened after more than a year of works two weeks ago.

The metal sculpture, running the length of the road between the Queensgate roundabout and the Bright Street roundabout, inspired by the city’s railway and engineering heritage and were manufactured locally by Darke Steel of Stilton, a firm which has previously worked on numerous high-profile projects including the Gateshead Millennium bridge, Ashford International train terminal and the London Underground Jubilee Line.

It has seen a mixed reaction in the city, with some residents saying they do not like the rust-like appearance, while others have said they like the striking work.

The damage, on one section of the art work, was noticed this morning.

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