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Essendon footbridge reopens

Dangerous right of way replaced


Image: The new footbridge at the east end of Essendon footpath 2 Image courtesy of the Hertfordshire Countryside Management Service
The new footbridge at the east end of Essendon footpath 2
Image courtesy of the Hertfordshire Countryside Management Service

Hertfordshire’s Countryside Management team has replaced a rotten and dangerous wooden footbridge on a local public footpath which means that walkers are now able to complete a number of popular routes.

The bridge is at the east end of Essendon footpath 2 at its junction with bridleway 26. It features on two of the rambles on our walks site, Hertfordshire Walker.

The bridge is mentioned at point three on Walk 53: Essendon East Loop 6.5 miles (10.5 km), and at point four on Walk 20: The Essendon Loop 3.6 miles (5.8 km).

The footpath was closed in January when the council’s rights of way team the bridge decided the structure was “too dangerous to use”.

Image: The old footbridge before it was replaced Image courtesy of the Hertfordshire Countryside Management Service
The old footbridge before it was replaced
Image courtesy of the Hertfordshire Countryside Management Service

Image: The old footbridge closed in January 2019 Image courtesy of the Hertfordshire Countryside Management Service
The old footbridge closed in January 2019
Image courtesy of the Hertfordshire Countryside Management Service
Image: The new footbridge made of metal and recycled plastic Image courtesy of the Hertfordshire Countryside Management Service
The new footbridge made of metal and recycled plastic
Image courtesy of the Hertfordshire Countryside Management Service






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