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Saturday, May 10, 2014

AM welcomes long-awaited bridge work

* Ken Skates AM at Postles Bridge.

AN Assembly Member has welcomed the news that work on a popular link bridge will soon be completed.

Clwyd South AM Ken Skates first wrote to Glandwr Cymru – the Canal and River Trust in Wales – more than two years ago after a constituent contacted him with concerns over the 19th-century Postles Bridge in Trevor.

Labour AM Mr Skates, who is based in Llangollen, said the cobbled access ramps to the roving bridge, built to allow horses to cross the canal, rendered it out of bounds to people in chairs, on bikes and pushing prams.

But now the structure, built by Thomas Telford, and a stretch of towpath are being modernised to improve access – with an expected completion date of the end of the month.

Mr Skates said: “I’m delighted that, more than two years after I first raised concerns, work will soon be finished on this important local landmark and it will be much more easily accessible for many more people.

“With its location next to the Trevor Basin in our beautiful World Heritage Site, the bridge is a key link to Llangollen. The work is expected to be completed by the end of the month, and I’m sure everyone who is as proud of the area as I am will join me in welcoming it.” 

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