A popular tourist town is to get a new bridge across its river despite more than half of the people asked saying they did not want it.
The winning design will create the world's thinnest arched bridge
Residents in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, were shown five designs for a new bridge over the River Avon.
The plan divided opinion with 56% of people who replied to a questionnaire saying they did not want it built.
On Tuesday councillors voted for design B - "the thinnest arch bridge in the world" - by 31 votes to 10.
The bridge is for the use of pedestrians and cyclists and has been designed by Ian Ritchie Architects and Schlaich Begerman & Partner.
A spokesman for Warwickshire County Council said: "It's an integral part of the World Class Stratford development.
"A town like Stratford cannot stand still.
"We've made a decision here which could influence the ability to attract future investment into Stratford and I believe we've made the right decision."