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Forton Lake Millennium Bridge update

The council is planning tests of the Forton Lake bridge, which should lead to it returning to normal operation by the end of next week.

The mechanism that raises and lowers a section of the bridge, allowing taller boats to pass through, has not been working for some time, and specialist contractors have been working to fix it.

The structure, used by people walking or cycling to cross over the lake, is also known as the Millennium bridge.

Final repair work on the bridge will start on Monday 24 January. The bridge will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists from 9am on Monday until 5pm on Wednesday 26 January.

There will be a test lift of the bridge on Wednesday to see if the work has been successful.

The bridge will re-open to pedestrians and cyclists on Thursday, but there may be more test lifts that day and on Friday 28 January, which will mean some restrictions on access.

The council apologises for the inconvenience the bridge closures will bring, but the work next week is essential to bring the lifting mechanism back to normal operation.

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