UPDATE (Monday 25 June): The pedestrian foot bridge over the Stainforth & Keadby canal at Thorne is operational open once more. Engineers and council staff worked on the bridge on Friday 22 June and Monday 25 June to apply further fixes and the bridge is now back up and running.
Previously (Friday 1 June): Thorne Moorends Town Council have issued an update on the pedestrian foot bridge over the canal at Thorne.
The town council say engineers attended the bridge yesterday (Thursday 31 May) and fully serviced the hydraulics system.
However, a further repair is still necessary in relation to the electrics in the control panel used to open and close the bridge. A spokesperson for the town council said this had been reported to contractors “as a matter of urgency”, but no date has been given as to when that repair may take place.
The foot bridge, which spans the Stainforth & Keadby canal between Hatfield Road and South Parade in Thorne, has been closed to pedestrians since the end of March. It reopened briefly at the start of May following a repair at that time, but the bridge became inoperable once more shortly after reopening.
The bridge remains closed to pedestrians and is currently in the open position to allow boat and barge traffic to travel along the canal.