UPDATE: Footbridge reopened after emergency closure

The footbridge which links Ferry Road to River Road in Littlehampton. Picture: Google Earth
The footbridge which links Ferry Road to River Road in Littlehampton. Picture: Google Earth

A footbridge across the River Arun has been reopened to pedestrians after breaking down.

West Sussex Highways tweeted at midday saying that the Ferry Footbridge which links Ferry Road to River Road in Littlehampton had been closed.

It said that the red footbridge, next to The Arun View Inn, had broken down in the open position, preventing a pedestrian from crossing the River Arun.

Engineers carried out repairwork to lower the bridge, and it was reopened to pedestrians at around 1.30pm.

West Sussex Highways said it was raised again at 2pm as a vessel had to pass through, which happened without incident.

It also confirmed that an issue with the bridge’s sensor caused the breakdown.

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