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Walkers’ bridge in picturesque Pwll Du Bay set for major makeover

Pwll Du Bay (Adobe Stock)

A worn-out walkers’ bridge in picturesque Pwll Du Bay on Gower is set for a major makeover next week.

The old concrete bridge is being replaced with a wider, more user-friendly steel and wooden bridge that’ll be in use for years to come.

It means the stream crossing will be closed for around a week from February 19 while the old bridge is removed and the new one eased into place.

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 is being 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.

“We’re confident that replacing the old bridge with a new one much more in keeping with its surroundings and easier to use by disabled visitors and children 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.”