Blackweir footbridge will be affected by temporary closures next week whilst inspection work takes place on the support cables and decking.

The bridge which connects Pontcanna Fields and Bute Park will be closed from Monday 27 March to Friday 31 March from 9am until 4pm. However, the bridge will be reopened during this period when the surveying work is not taking place or is halted because of bad weather.

Pedestrians and cyclists heading northwards along the Taff Trail are asked to access Western Avenue via the path crossing the playing fields and connecting to the main drive through Pontcanna Fields passing Cardiff Riding School. Those heading southwards towards the city-centre should cross the River Taff via Millennium Bridge connecting Bute Park and Sophia Gardens near the rear of Cardiff Bowling Club.

Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Bob Derbyshire said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused but it is essential to close the footbridge as engineers will be using abseiling techniques to access overhead cables and will also be carrying out inspection work underneath the deck. The work is being carried out by Cardiff University and they have taken every measure to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.”