We are making good progress with the refurbishment and I can now confirm that the new timber deck has had a trial installation and fits very well. As you will notice, we are on the second phase of the bridge. The steelwork has been cleaned and we are preparing to apply the primer and paint within the next few days.
Phase three is all above the ground and should therefore be quicker than phase one and two and will not require the same level of scaffolding as you have previously seen.
We have been delayed due to technical issues regarding the application of paint which I am pleased to report has now been resolved. As I write, we are now battling with difficult weather conditions, not least the recent flooding.
We are as keen as you to open the bridge as soon as possible and we are hoping to do so in early 2024, I cannot at this stage give an exact date but will endeavour to do so in due course.
Thank you all very much for your patience and I look forward to being able to update you further before Christmas.