An accident waiting to happen

I am sure I am not the first and will definitely not be the last to write regarding the replacement of the wooden barriers on the bridge at the junction of Prospect Hill and Mayfield Road which is in the process of being replaced.

Who in their right minds replace the existing wooden fence with an ugly metal barrier at such a low height? Do they not realise that children from four schools pass over the bridge, including children from two primary schools. Apparently a wire fence is to be placed at the rear of the barrier. We await the final outcome.

This is an accident waiting to happen.

Karen Thistle, Victoria Square, Whitby, by email