WHITCHURCH Bridge is set to re-open next month following an 11-month refurbishment.
The crossing has been shut since October while being strengthened to cope with the weight of modern traffic.
It was due to re-open in April but the £4.4 million scheme was delayed by problems dismantling it in November and then the floods in January and February.
The private company which owns the 102-year-old toll bridge is expected to name an exact date for the re-opening shortly.
Secretary Geoff Weir thanked residents for their patience, saying: “There was obviously a degree of frustration among locals, especially early this year.