07/12/23 - Opening of Market Gate Bridge postponed

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.

“We apologise for this disappointing news and we’ll let everyone know when the rearranged opening is as soon as possible.
“You can still enjoy the Christmas Market this weekend. The temporary bridge will remain open so please come and enjoy our fantastic town centre. We’ve been in touch with Network Rail to let them know we’re postponing the removal of the temporary bridge, which had been planned for Saturday.

“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.”

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