PLANS for a new footbridge in Ivybridge have been submitted to replace one of the wooden crossings in the town centre.
The town's main footbridge, which crosses the River Erme and connects Glanvilles Mill shopping centre to the nearby car park, was built in the mid-1980s but has since suffered from rot.
Unlike the original bridge, its replacement will be made of steel and should have a much longer lifespan, under plans submitted to South Hams District Council.
However, the fate of another footbridge further south is uncertain, as it has been sealed off to the public for many years and is deemed unsafe. A report earlier this year outlined problems with the bridge, highlighting the need for its replacement.
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