The bridge is expected to be built in 2010. Picture: Andrew Bryant
People in a Somerset town are to be asked to say which of four designs for a new bridge over the River Frome they prefer.
The most popular design will replace the Bailey Bridge in the town centre.
The new £200,000 bridge will be paid for by British Telecom and the town and district councils.
People will be asked to vote for their favourite design at a public meeting on Tuesday. The district council will decide the final bridge design.
They will be able to fill in a short questionnaire expressing their views on each of the bridge designs, which include steel and concrete beam bridges, a cable stayed (suspension-type) bridge and an A-frame (suspension-type) bridge.
Building work is expected to begin in February or March next year.
"The bridge has been a talking point at community partnership meetings, and now those discussions are coming to fruition when residents have their chance to choose a new bridge design," said district councillor Clare Hudson.
"This is an excellent opportunity for the people of Frome to have their say on this important feature in the town."