Great Yarmouth bridge re-opened

Great Yarmouth's dilapidated Vauxhall Bridge is open to pedestrians and cyclists again after it was closed for nearly a month due to safety concerns.

The 19th century fairbairn-type-box-girder bridge was closed off to the public on September 29 because one of its wooden timber planks broke.

Bridge owners sustainable transport charity Sustrans re-opened the bridge path, which is used by people going to and from the town's train station and Asda store, following repairs.

The work saw the plank replaced and several others which showed cause for concern were also replaced by engineers.

An anti-slip coating was also applied to the path.

Nigel Brigham, Sustrans director for the east of England, said: 'It is great to have the bridge open again.

'The bridge is part of a popular walking and cycling route on the National Cycle Network and as this week is half term families enjoying the outdoors will be able to use it to get around on foot and bike.'

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