More obvious solution?

Am I right in thinking that widening the footway across the swing bridge is to end the annoying, and in fact dangerous, need to have to step into the road?

Surely the obvious and much cheaper solution would be to have signs instructing pedestrians to use one side of the bridge to cross over onto the old side of town and the other side for the return journey.

In the words of the meerkats - simple!

Lilian Young, Marwood Drive, Great Ayton