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New bridge welcomes visitors to Gower beauty spot

Credit: Swansea Council

A brand new walkers’ bridge in picturesque Pwll Du Bay has opened in good time for visitors to sample some of the finest springtime scenery on Gower

An old concrete bridge has been replaced with a wider, more user-friendly wooden and steel bridge that’ll welcome walkers for years to come.

The new purpose-built £15,000 bridge will make for an easier and much more attractive crossing for users of the busy Gower coast footpath network that’s part of the Wales Coast Path.

The 10m bridge of oak cladding on a steel sub-structure was installed by a Gower-based contractor with support from the council’s Countryside Access team and is funded mainly from Natural Resources Wales/Welsh Government’s Wales Coast Path grant.

Andrew Stevens, Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure, said: “The Gower coast path is hugely-popular throughout the year, welcoming many visitors who enjoy some of the most picturesque walking to be found anywhere in the UK.

“The new bridge looks fantastic in its surroundings and it’s well worth a visit this time of year when we’re just seeing the seasons change and the Easter holidays are with us. We’re sure it will be a very welcome addition to the network.

“Tourism is worth £500m a year to the Swansea economy and supports more than 5,000 jobs, so investments in the coastal path network like this new bridge are really worthwhile.”