Burnham Thorpe bridge shut because of rotten timbers
A wooden bridge on a West Norfolk footpath has been closed after parts of it were found to be rotten.
Walkers using the route across the River Burn at Burnham Thorpe are being advised they can only go as far as the bridge until repairs are completed.
Norfolk County Council say the crossing, which lies between Walsingham Road and Creake Road, will remain shut until further notice.
A council spokesman said today: "Following a recent routine inspection of the pedestrian timber footbridge on Public Right of Way (PROW) route ‘Burnham Thorpe-FP9/FP10’ we identified structural timbers that are rotten which means that we have to temporarily close the bridge as it is unsafe to use.
"Until repairs can be carried out to the bridge, the route can still be used on a ‘to the bridge and back’ basis only.
"The County Council thanks people for their patience during this necessary bridge closure."
The move comes a fortnight after a bridge in West Dereham was also closed because of safety concerns.
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