This bridge has split the public.
Inevitably some are up in arms because it needs disruption to trees and grass but what should really concern people is why a footbridge can be waved through and funded while a third road bridge is just as far away as ever.
The government money funding this bridge is a take-it-or-leave-it offer so little wonder it is being pursued.
But with Reading Bridge 100 yards away, it’s hard to see why the government was so keen to give away money for a bridge we could manage without.
However nice it proves, it was public money, spent with very little purpose.