Bridlington footbridge - here's why work has been delayed.

The footpath has been closed since January.
The footpath has been closed since January.

There will not be a new footbridge over the railway line in Bridlington for several months because of a lack of money.

The bridge linking Georgian Way and Bessingby Industrial Estate was closed to pedestrians in January after a survey found signs of significant wear and tear.

Many people on West Hill estate used the footbridge when taking children to school.

Many people on West Hill estate used the footbridge when taking children to school.

Late last year, the council said the new bridge would be ready by October.

However, with that deadline approaching, the existing bridge has not yet been taken down.

And the council has admitted other projects have taken priority and there is no date for when a new footbridge will be put in place.

A spokesman for East Riding of Yorkshire Council said: "Our contractors will be on site in Bridlington in November, not October as was originally envisaged, to start work on dismantling and removing the current railway footbridge.

"Unfortunately owing to financial constraints, a replacement bridge cannot be installed until next year. This is due to urgent strengthening works that are necessary on a large roadbridge within the East Riding. We are however, continuing with the design of the new footbridge with a view to this being ready to install when funding becomes available.

"We do apologise to residents for this delay but we are working to get the brand new bridge put in place as quickly as possible."