Riverside footbridge closed

A footbridge on a riverside path has been closed for safety reasons.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 21 December, 2018, 10:10
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Northumberland County Council’s Countryside & Green Spaces team have placed a Temporary Closure Order on the footbridge over the Common Burn at New Water Haugh, upstream of Berwick near Chateau Pedro.

The bridge connects the New Road footpath with a wooded area known as The Plantation.

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The footbridge has been deteriorating for some time and due to the nature of the stream banks and unstable approaches, the footbridge will not be replaced, but a diversion of the footpath will be sought. In the short-term, unfortunately this means there is no bridging point to link each end of the footpath.

Area countryside officer Philip Bradley said the council is currently negotiating a temporary alternative route with, hopefully, a permanent diversion of the public footpath, in due course.