Essential repair closes bridge

THE swing bridge was closed on Monday night after another mechanism broke down.

A jack up wedge on the western leaf of the bridge developed a hydraulic leak and contractors who inspected the problem recommended it be completely replaced.

The bridge was closed from 7pm to road traffic and pedestrians while a shuttle bus service was provided to ferry passengers between the east and west sides of town.

Once the works, which Scarborough Borough Council said were “necessary and unavoidable”, had been carried out the bridge was re-opened at 2am on Tuesday.