Welsh transport minister to visit closed Menai Suspension Bridge

It’s been announced that Welsh Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Lee Waters, will visit the closed Menai Bridge that links Anglesey to mainland Britain on Wednesday.

The crossing was closed last month because of safety fears after engineers identified serious risks with the structure.

The North Wales Chronicle reports that local MP Virginia Crosbie criticised the time it has taken for Mr Waters to visit the area saying: “The Menai closure is not only impacting Ynys Môn [her constituency] but all of North Wales, especially considering the impact this will be having on the haulage industry with Holyhead being a major shipping port.

“Sadly, I am not surprised that a Labour minister in Cardiff Bay has taken so long to visit because we see so little from them when it comes to helping North Wales. 

“I hope this will now change and we can get the bridge open and Ynys Môn moving again.”

The paper adds that the Welsh Government plans to reopen the bridge early next year to traffic weighing 7.5 tonnes and below.

(Picture – Yay Images)


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