VIDEO: Balloon release marks official opening of the new Boston footbridge

Pupils from Park Academy released balloons from the new St Botolph’s footbridge in Boston today - and were among the first to walk across it.

The youngsters were joined by representatives from the county and borough councils, and construction firm Britcon for the event.

The 750,000 structure was officially opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, with deputy mayor Coun Paul Goodale doing the honors.

Speaking ahead of the opening, Lincolnshire County Council’s Coun Richard Davies described the bridge as ‘unique’ and entirely British-made.

He said; “This isn’t just a footbridge, it’s a meeting place, it’s a viewing platform – and perhaps most importantly – it’s a profound symbol of the importance of Boston in Lincolnshire’s future development.”

For more on the new bridge see next week’s Boston Standard newspaper.