Many of you will have seen the photos from back in February when the site flooded, the water rose to almost the wash over the bridge itself. Luckily the bridge survived, however there was significant damage to the ramps from debris washing downstream and crashing into the structure.
With the Covid situation in the mix as well it has taken a while for the repairs to be completed, but forestry England have been hard at work these last few weeks and we’re pleased to see the bridge back in action once again. Campers and walkers can now fully enjoy all the footpaths on both sides of the river.
The sign post from the end of the bridge has it’s own tale to tell, having washed away in the flood waters it was then found by Turn the Tide in their beach cleaning down in Portishead, over 40 miles away! They did some research and got in touch with us about getting the sign backk to site. Sadly however once the arrangements were made, they found the sign was missing again having been taken from where it had been places safely above the high tide line. A call out on social media went out but nothing was found.
That is until a couple of weeks ago when they got in touch again as one of their volunteers had found the people who had taken it for safekeeping. A few more emails and arrangements were made to bring the sign back to site, where it too can go back in place by the re opened bridge.