Temporary Footbridge For Llanbradach By Christmas, Transport For Wales Pledge

14/09/2020

Plans to erect a temporary footbridge at Llanbradach to replace the  crossing damaged in a road accident in May has been welcomed by local Plaid Cymru councillors..

In a leaflet, Transport for Wales (TfW) said that it hoped to have the Tynygraig  footbridge opened by Christmas – seven months after the accident wrecked the old bridge.

TfW said the footbridge was likely to be in place for 12-16 months until a permanent crossing could be installed. Temporary traffic lights for the diversionary route along Colliery Road will be removed once the temporary crossing is in place.

In a statement, ward councillors Colin Mann and Rob Gough said: “This crossing over the railway is a very important link for many residents in the village.  We appreciate the efforts made by TfW to provide alternatives but there is no real substitute for the bridge itself.  We’re pleased and grateful that a temporary crossing will be provided for use by the local community within the next few months. It is much needed.

 “We as ward councillors will continue to press TfW to move as fast as possible to provide a permanent replacement.”