“This is great news, seeing this pedestrian footbridge come back into life and helping develop new links across the White Cart,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest) commenting on a report to the council’s Infrastructure, Land and Economy board.
Councillors Kenny and Mags MacLaren – along with Paisley North Community Council have campaigned for years for the re-opening of the White Cart footbridge at Abercorn Street to help improve pedestrian links in this area of Paisley.
It has now been confirmed that the bridge is scheduled to reopen at the end of June 2021, creating an important pedestrian and cycle way between Paisley and Renfrew.
Councillor Kenny MacLaren added:
“I remember using this footbridge as a shortcut when going to St Mirren games at Love Street, so I’m glad it’s now finally been refurbished and brought back in use.”
Councillor Mags MacLaren said:
“There were concerns about the time the work was taking, with the bridge initially planned to be open in April 2021. However, it was confirmed by council officers that there was a delay to the programme due to some more detailed works on the under section of the bridge than originally anticipated. This mean additional support to combat the wind effects on the additional scaffolding.”