Luxembourg has announced plans for a new cycle and pedestrian path that will be suspended beneath a bridge in the centre of Luxembourg City.

The Minister for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, François Bausch, announced the plans for the ‘floating’ walkway beneath the Pont Adolphe bridge, which is currently undergoing a three-year refurbishment.

The path would hang directly underneath the road of the bridge between the spans of the supporting pillars, and would link Avenue Marie-Thérèse and Boulevard de la Pétrusse on either side of the bridge. Construction of the path is expected to cost € 6.5m.

Refurbishment of the bridge began in spring 2014 and is expected to be completed in 2017. The finished bridge will carry tram lines, two lanes of car traffic, and two wide pedestrian pavements.

The ministry also revealed that the total cost of refurbishing the bridge will be lower than previous estimates, down from € 63m to € 40.2m.

Original author: Lewis Macdonald