PLANS have been submitted to build a new landmark footbridge to replace the Jumble Lane level crossing in Barnsley town centre.

The crossing is regarded as one of the most dangerous in the country and Network Rail is to close the crossing next spring.

The council have submitted plans for a bridge which features a distinctive structure, with a single cantilever towards one end and the walkway supported by a series of cables.

It is expected to cost £5m, with the council and Network Rail sharing the cost and if approved, a temporary footbridge is proposed to maintain access until a permanent version is complete which is expected to be by the autumn of next year.