MULTI-MILLION-POUND plans to build another bridge across the River Severn in Worcester have been revealed.

The foot and cycle bridge would connect St John’s via Bromwich Road and Slingpool Walk and the city centre via Severn Street next to Diglis Hotel.

The single span structure will lead onto an additional route above the highest flood level to connect St John's and the city centre if the river bursts its banks.

Designed for walker and cyclists, the bridge will bring locals and tourists straight into the city’s Cultural Quarter – home of Worcester Cathedral, the Museum of Royal Worcester, Henry Sandon Hall and The Commandery.

Fundraising for the £4 million Chapter Meadows Bridge project has already started with a hope it will be backed as part of the Government’s MyTown fund.

The crossing will also feature a central viewing platform offering a unique view of the city and its river.

Local schoolchildren will be able to cross the river safely to avoid main roads and more visitors will be attracted to Chapter Meadows - an area of natural beauty in the heart of the city.

City councillor Jabba Riaz said: “I believe Worcester residents will share my enthusiasm for this exciting project which will greatly improve their quality of life.

“It will also showcase our beautiful riverside and cultural heritage.”

Worcester was included as one of 100 towns and cities across the country in the Government's MyTown campaign which gives communities, businesses and local leaders the chance to suggest how up to £25 million can be spent on new projects in the city.