These are the new designs for a long-awaited footbridge over Newport station.
Safety concerns have repeatedly been about a subway that currently links Queensway and Devon Place in Newport with the route notorious for anti-social behaviour.
A planning application complete with amended designs for a bridge to replace the underpass has now been submitted to Newport City Council.
The proposed bridge would cross the railway line between two existing railway buildings. It will span 55m at a width of 4m with a ramp on either side for bike and disabled access.
Developer Grimshaw Arup said the previous design for the footbridge submitted to the council “failed to meet their requirements, particularly in relation to design quality and operational impact on the railway”.
A design and access statement read: “The new bridge will provide much improved connectivity for both pedestrians and cyclists moving between the north and south of Newport.
“The proposals have been designed to be accessible for all and ensure safety on the bridge is not compromised by combining walking and cycling.
“Both the bridge and ramp structures are made of steel to minimise material, achieve a sense of lightness and allow for prefabrication of components.
“Elements are clearly differentiated from one another by their colour and finish; the bridge structures are painted dark grey with a matt finish, whilst the ramps and stairs are painted light grey with a reflective finish.”
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The connecting route between the two roads is currently served by an underpass which has fallen into disrepair.
Concerned residents have complained that the subway is beoming synonymous with bad smells, graffiti and drug use.
Used needles and other drug paraphernalia are frequently found in the area and Gwent Police previously said they are aware the subway is a hot spot for antisocial behaviour.
According to the developer, the current subway is also not compliant with the Disability Dicrimination Act 2005.
The bridge will connect the Gold Tops and Queens Hill area to the city centre without the need to use the underpass.
Once the footbridge is built, Newport City Council said the underpass will be closed.