WORK will begin on removing a dangerous footbridge in Cramlington in July, subject to Network Rail approvals.
The old Beaconhill bridge will be lifted out by cranes on platforms adjacent to the railway corridor.
Northumberland County Council plans to replace the structure with a steel truss bridge, similar to that over the Spine Road at High Pit.
The latest estimate for installation is in late October with final completion in November this year.
Currently the whole project has been estimated to cost in the region of £650,00 to £700,000.
The process for procuring the bridge has commenced and the council is seeking quotations from five suppliers to design and manufacture the bridge.
In the meantime, a free accessible shuttle bus continues to run for local residents, with two return journeys between 9.30am and 10.30am, one return journey from 2.30pm to 3pm and 4.30pm to 5pm.