A Barnsley Council Spokesperson said: “We had been looking forward to beginning a phased opening of the new Market Gate Bridge tomorrow. Unfortunately, our contractors have let us know about an electrical problem which appears to be caused by water leaking into the bridge’s equipment room. This requires urgent investigation and repair and sadly it will not be safe to open the bridge tomorrow as planned.
“While this is disappointing, your safety is a priority. We're working with our contractors to resolve this electrical issue and have the bridge open as soon as possible.”