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“Crossing over to Duck Island.. Castlefords unique S shaped footbridge”
Review of Castleford Bridge

Ranked #9 of 21 things to do in Castleford
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

It's a wonderful S shaped Footbridge opened in 2008 crossing Castleford's wide River Aire. Allowing pedestrians to experience the size power and sounds of the water rushing below as the bridge is built close to a weir. The footbridge is designed to be more like a seaside pier. It has ample seating and designed so visitors can stop and admire the view and watch out for Heron, Kingfisher, and many other birds that frequent the river. Or perhaps have a friendly chat with the locals. The footbridge crosses over to a group of terrace houses, built on a piece of land surrounded by water nicknamed Duck Island. A short walk along the river bank will lead to a small wildlife garden then onto a spot where the two rivers meet the Aire & Calder plus the Canal. The best part of industrial Castleford to take a walk. then continue along the riverbank or canal towpath The bridge itself lacks direction signposts plus seating on the river bank, and the riverside footpath is a poor place to walk in wet weather. Again the bridge requires a spot of paint and varnish, a great place to walk relax or look out for wildlife a main attraction to the town itself however, the local council needs to finish the job off.and make the splendid river Aire it's a main attraction.. . Despite it's shortcomings, the bridge and surrounding countryside is worthy of a visit..It still warrants a 5 star excellent review off me,despite it's shortcomings.. Hey!! It's free to visit too..

Thank Roy H
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

As part of the Castleford regeneration scheme this footbridge over the river was erected. It merely connects a number of houses to the centre. Not worth visiting exept for the feat of engineering.

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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

The multi-award winning footbridge offers a relaxing passage across the river, with a chance to look at the historic flour mill, the weir, and the fish and eel ladders, as well as the children's favourite, Thomas, the wrecked barge underneath the bridge.

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Don't go too far out of your way to visit this Expensive pedestrian bridge! Not much to say about this except maybe the councils money could have been better spent. Built over the river Aire its 130m long and in a S-shape (£4.8m project) next to the old mill. If you found this helpful I'm on Insta at smudge006

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

This isn't a bad location to take a look at if you aren't from around Castleford. One of the best ways to view it is when it is at it's most lovely on a summer's day or when it is at its extreme. A case in point, when a year ago, I think the bridge was flooded.

Thank sandrareviewer2017
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