Fancy seeing iconic viaduct revitalised?

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New life may be granted to Bennerley Viaduct as a public consultation is planned to ask residents what they would like to see happen to this historic piece of engineering.

The Sustrans charity for promoting sustainable transport hopes to engage with the public about conserving the viaduct, which was originally used by the Great Northern Railway.

It is set to be conserved and incorporate a newly formed cycle path.

Anyone willing to attend the consultation on Wednesday, February 4 at The Gardeners Inn, Awsworth Lane can expect free tea, coffee and cake, activities for children and a chance to share knowledge of the 1,400-foot- long iconic structure.

Bill Tomson, network development officer of Sustrans East Midlands said: “The purpose of this event is to see what people think of our proposals and see how much support there is.

“It’s a grade-two listed structure with a lot of heritage so my main focus is to conserve it and look after it, and keeping it in use is vital.

“We would also love to hear people’s memories or any historical information they might have to help capture that history and keep it alive.”