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Is it a coincidence that the Cynon Valley MS Vikki Howells chosen to be photographed on the footbridge due for demolition

The question is why is Rhondda Cynon Taf Council demolishing a perfectly good footbridge over the Aberdare bypass in support of a longer walk to the proposed new bridge and new pedestrian crossing?

 

It would appear that the Council has millions to spend on other bridge projects but wants to remove the Aberdare bypass bridge completely and replace it with just a footbridge over the River Cynon.

 

The council is run by the Cabinet and is made up of the Leader, Deputy Leader and 7 other Executive Members who take key and significant decisions. Perhaps a member of the cabinet can explain to the residents of Cynon Valley the reason why there is a need to demolish the footbridge at taxpayers expense?

 

Is it a coincidence that the Cynon Valley MS chose to be photographed on the footbridge just 5 days ago LIVING AND WORKING IN CYNON VALLEY - HAVE YOUR SAY, perhaps the MS will help save the bridge from demolition?

Below are just a few other bridges that the council repaired replaced not forgetting the £2 million footbridge just to gain more access points into Pontypridd Park.

 

Repair scheme to the Nant Llonydd Park footbridge in Upper Boat

https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Newsroom/PressReleases/2020/September/RepairschemetotheNantLlonyddParkfootbridgeinUpperBoat.aspx

 

Pontrhondda bridge to reopen during the New Year

https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Newsroom/PressReleases/2019/December/PontrhonddabridgetoreopenduringtheNewYear.aspx

 

£2m footbridge to improve access to Ynysangharad Park in Pontypridd

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/2m-footbridge-improve-access-ynysangharad-14753986

 

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council to Invest £75,000 in Mountain Ash Bridge Works

https://businessnewswales.com/rhondda-cynon-taf-council-invest-75000-mountain-ash-bridge

 

Repair scheme to Maes-y-Felin footbridge in Pontyclun

https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/repair-scheme-to-maes-y-felin-footbridge-in-pontyclun

 

Reopening date confirmed for M&S Bridge in Pontypridd after extensive repair

https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Newsroom/PressReleases/2021/March/ReopeningdateconfirmedforMSBridgeinPontypridd.aspx

 

St Albans Bridge replacement reaches important landmark

https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Newsroom/PressReleases/2020/July/StAlbansBridgereplacementreachesimportantlandmark.aspx