A £100,000 project to repair a footbridge in March will be starting today.
The bridge, which links the High Street with the library and West End Park, was in danger of permanent closure due to a shortfall in funds. But the estimated £140,000 costs have been reduced after an alternative approach was found.
Drake Towage of Wisbech will carry out the using a pontoon barge to work from the river.
The work is being funded by the council and Snowmountain Enterprises.
While the work is in progress, people will need to use Acre Road or other routes to access the library, George Campbell Centre and West End Park.
The rear access to the card shop Greetings will also be closed throughout the construction period but customers will be able to continue to use the High Street entrance.