Rotting timber to be removed from Shoreham Footbridge

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TIMBER fenders adjacent to the existing Shoreham Harbour Footbridge are being removed by West Sussex County Council.

The County Council’s contractor Balfour Beatty will start taking away the wooden structure, located in the water to the south east of the footbridge, tomorrow (Thursday May 3) at 8am.

The council says the timber must be removed because it is in an advanced state of decay and at risk of collapsing.

The removal will only take a few hours and will not affect anybody using the existing footbridge.

The work is entirely separate from the Shoreham Footbridge replacement project, which has been delayed while costs are reviewed.

County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Pieter Montyn, said: “This work is not related to the Shoreham Footbridge replacement works in any way.

“It is necessary to complete this for safety reasons and has been planned to cause minimal disruption to residents.”