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20 July 2022

New footbridge in Kendal - name revealed!

Cumbria County Council is delighted to announce that the name for the footbridge in Kendal will remain Gooseholme Bridge.   

Following a STEM session (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at Stramongate Primary School, in which Story Contracting shared information with the students about the bridge, a brief history of it, how the new bridge will be constructed and asked what they would call the new bridge if they had the opportunity.  

This was in keeping with Kendal Town Council's (KTC) Christmas Lights and Festivals Committee who suggested to the council to change the name to commemorate the Queen's Jubilee.

Online voting, which closed at midnight on Thursday 14 July, decided in favour of Gooseholme Bridge.  

A total of 743 votes were cast, with Gooseholme Bridge receiving 585 (78.73%) votes, Jubilee Bridge receiving 133 (17.90%) votes, and The Kent Bridge receiving 25 (3.36%).

Cumbria County Council is managing the £2 million project to construct the replacement footbridge, with funding from the County Council, Environment Agency, South Lakeland District Council, and Sustrans.

Cllr Keith Little, Cumbria County Council cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said:

“It was a pleasure to work with Story's who included local children from Stramongate Primary School, who came up with a list of names for the new bridge. I would like to thank both students and school staff for their contributions and help. 

“I am delighted that the bridge name has been determined by the public and to receive 743 votes is excellent, of which nearly 80% voted for Gooseholme Bridge.

“I would like to once again thank everyone for their support and patience while this work is carried out and look forward to Gooseholme Bridge’s official open date in August”.

For more information about this project please go to: https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/gooseholme/project.asp


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Cumbria County Council is delighted to announce that the name for the footbridge in Kendal will remain Gooseholme Bridge.