The Shanks bridge at Stanground Washes near Whittlesey is a striking award-winning 120 metre long curved box girder bridge made of weathering steel so that it never needs painting! Designed and constructed by WhitbyBird and Partners. Construction by has been part-funded by landfill tax credits. The bridge affords a traffic free route over the River Nene and links Whittlesey with Peterborough.
The bridge is but one component of the Peterborough Green Wheel, a network of linked cycleways, footpaths and bridleways which encircle the city of Peterborough. For further details, see the Peterborough Environment City Trust site. For a map of the Green Wheel, see the JustGoRide website. The Green Wheel is a Millennium Commission project. Amongst other users, the Green Wheel has received enthusiastic support from the British Horse Society.
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