Oakdale Glen footbridge in Harrogate now back open

A new footbridge has been erected at Oakdale Glen in by North Yorkshire County Council after the previous bridge had to be removed for safety reasons.

The new bridge, which was completed on Sunday, 11 February, is constructed from hardwood. It is stronger than its predecessor and will be more resistant to the damp conditions in the area.

The old bridge was removed in November after an inspection found it to be decaying. The location was securely fenced off and a short diversion put in place for walkers.

 


 

 

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for and local member for Harrogate Saltergate, said:

The new bridge has been built from sustainably-sourced hardwood from the ekki, or red ironwood tree.

It is extremely hard-wearing and will treble the life of the structure, so we expect it to serve local walkers well for many years to come.

 

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