Prior to the incident, TfW told the Llanbradach councillors, as well as Caerphilly’s Senedd Member Hefin David, that it had no plans to permanently shut the footbridge and was looking at ways to repair or replace it.
Dr David said: “Now that work to safely remove the bridge has been completed, I will continue to work closely with TfW for a long-term replacement bridge as soon as possible.”
Cllr Mann said: “We welcome the assurance from TfW about its commitment to replacing the footbridge.
“However, the accident last week, and removal of the bridge as a result, has highlighted the need for this footbridge to be replaced as a matter of urgency. Residents are very concerned and indeed angry about the whole situation and the way it was caused.
“I am writing to TfW requesting a firm date for the replacement.”
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