The area around the bridge has been transformed, with just some planting remaining on the east side. Frost covered the new bench this morning, but this should be a most pleasant place to rest when the sun catches it. Some work remains on the west side however.
Tree clearance further up towards the lock and elsewhere had filled the barge with timber and later on, was due to be move to the west of the bridge to prepare for a large bonfire on the north bank.
The team, with the end now in sight after well over two years of work in rebuilding the towpath in this area are looking forward to a new challenge.
Adjacent to the swing bridge, the stonework is due to receive attention together with the addition of paving. A donation towards this work was generously offered by one of the local inhabitants.