'Idiots risking lives' by using Nuneaton's new Bermuda bridge before it is officially open

The bridge is not yet open to the wider public
The bridge is not yet open to the wider public -Credit:Warwickshire County Council

Lives are being put at risk by 'idiots' by using a bridge in Nuneaton before it is officially open to the public. There have been reports of motorists using Bermuda bridge.

Earlier this week it was reported that a 'speeding' car almost hit construction workers who are working in the Bermuda village area. The car then reportedly 'flew' onto the bridge.

The incident was slammed on social media with locals saying that 'idiots are risking lives'. But it is not the first to happened in the area as a HGV ended up being stuck for an hour after trying to access the not-yet open Bermuda bridge last November.

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The bridge has opened - but only to residents in the surrounding area. It is not yet in full public use.

Warwickshire County Council has told CoventryLive that the delayed works are to be finished soon and that the bridge should be officially opened for all traffic to use on May 31.

It will bring an end to the near three year long saga. Works to make improvements to the bridge, which was previously only used by pedestrians and cyclists, were due to start in November 2021.

But they were cancelled at the last minute and rescheduled for the start of January 2022. But then this was hit by another delay and it was not until the end of January 2022 when the works finally started.

Then, the county council said that the works would last 36 weeks - and would be finished by August 2022. Dogged by more delays, the project continued to over-run.

Despite being pencilled in to be open on May 31, the actual costs of the project remain undisclosed publicly. Shire Hall has told CoventryLive that the full amount will not be revealed until after the works have been finished.

But it is already known that they are at least five times the initial £3m price tag, with the last publicly available data showing that the cost had topped £14.941m.

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