Hopkinstown Footbridge - Cllr Leyshon - Trehopkin Primary-14 - Copy

Corey Redwood and Taylor England

A project to repair and refurbish a footbridge in Hopkinstown has now been completed by the Council – and the structure has been officially re-opened by local primary school pupils.

The footbridge provides a public right of way from the A4058 Hopkinstown Road over the River Rhondda, towards Hopkinstown Cricket Club. The repair works, in order to future-proof the structure, got underway in November 2017. The bridge was temporarily closed to pedestrians and covered up for the duration of the scheme, to ensure public safety throughout.

The project included the removal of the bridge deck, followed by blasting and priming works, structural repairs and a re-painting of the structure.

The footbridge was officially re-opened on Tuesday, March 20, by the Head Boy and Head Girl of Trehopcyn Primary School. The pupils, Corey Redwood and Taylor England, cut a ribbon to mark the re-opening.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “The Council has now completed this necessary repair scheme in Hopkinstown, and re-opened the key route for pedestrians from the main road to the sports fields. I’d like to thank local businesses, including Pontypridd Fitness Centre and Hopkinstown Cricket Club, for their excellent cooperation throughout this project.

"The works have ensured the footbridge is future-proofed for the benefit of the community for years to come. The Council continues to invest in its Highways, including public rights of way, as a priority area through #RCTinvest – while securing external investment where possible. In 2017/18, almost £20m has been invested in Highways and Transportation schemes by the Council.”

Posted on Thursday 22nd March 2018

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