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The Old Shoreham Tollbridge has been temporarily reopened

The Old Shoreham Tollbridge has been temporarily reopened for pedestrians following Wednesday’s emergency closure.

The hole in the approach surface, caused by subsidence, has been covered and a reduced-width access provided for pedestrians. Unfortunately, equestrians will not be able to use the bridge at present and cyclists will have to dismount.

A West Sussex County Council spokesperson said: “It is hoped this will alleviate the difficulties experienced by pedestrians who have been unable to cross the River Adur.

“We apologise for the inconvenience caused and realised that, due to other works in the area, there is no convenient local alternative route.

“Following further assessment, we regret to say that the permanent repair will need a larger scheme of works than anticipated. The County Council is considering the options and will provide more information when available.”