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Bridge opens up Wicken Fen route

A canal bridge that forms part of a nine mile route for local walkers and cyclists has been constructed in Cambridgeshire.

The new bridge, linking Wicken Fen to Anglesey Abbey and Bottisham, forms part of the Lodes Way, a 14.5kmroute through the “magnificent countryside” of the county which is regularly used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

Wicken Fen manager Chris Soans said the bridge has opened up large swathes of the countryside to local walkers and cyclists.

“For the first time walkers and cyclists will be able to take a cross country route between Wicken Fen and Bottisham and explore new areas of our magnificent countryside,” Soans said.

The bridge will be officially opened on September 12 and will also form part of the National Cycle Route (NCN) 11 from Cambridge to Ely.

The Lodes Way route has been earmarked for completion in 2013 following the construction of a new crossing over Burwell Lode which will be suitable for horse riders.

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