The Mayor, Mr James Jackson (Left) cut a blue ribbon on Thursday and officially re-opened the renovated Chinese Bridge at Godmanchester closed earlier this year because it had become unsafe.

It was originally built in 1827 by architect James Gallier, and virtually rebuilt in 1869. It had to be closed for repairs this year and the cost of restoring it amounted to about £12,500.


The mayor said he hoped people would once again enjoy this picturesque feature of Godmanchester, would look after it, and that regular maintenance work would be done.

A number of Huntingdon and Godmanchester councillors attended the ceremony.

Our picture shows, in addition to the mayor, the Rev Jonathan Young, a Godmanchester councillor, Huntingdon town clerk Mr Donald and Mrs Janet McCartney, another Godmanchester councillor.

Article courtesy Hunts Post