The Wardown Park Suspension Bridge has been closed to pedestrians until further notice for safety reasons.
The decision follows an inspection by our surveyors who have reported it needs repairs to its piers, timber beams, bolts and cable connections.
We are now arranging for a more detailed examination of the bridge, which spans the park’s lake, aimed at identifying the most accurate estimated cost of repairs.
Cllr Mohammed Ashraf, Portfolio Holder for parks, said: “The bridge is an iconic feature of the park and has given more than 100 years of great service. Unfortunately it now seems that it is due some additional attention and care and is likely to be out of service for some months.
“With the school holidays just beginning the timing is not ideal. Sadly there is no alternative but to close the bridge until further notice to ensure members of the public remain safe when enjoying the park this summer.”