Further to a query to the Welsh Government (email below) we have been directed to the web page below:-
…although this morning there is also an article in the Daily Post that the bridge will re-open in January.
Letter to the Welsh Government:
As you will no doubt be aware the Menai Suspension bridge between Anglesey and mainland Wales has been forced to close to all forms of traffic following structural engineers’ discovery of “serious risks” that threaten its safety.
A timescale for re-opening has been suggested of months, meaning it will not potentially reopen until late in the new year. Although traffic can be diverted across the Britannia bridge, members of the tourism industry on Anglesey, have today (at a WAVA mtn) pressed us on how bad the situation is playing out for the visitor sector.
As the Welsh Government is responsible and leading the project, along with the local authorities. :
a: what support, if any, can the Welsh Government offer for those businesses being impacted with significant loss of business?
b. when will a firm timescale for bridge repair and re-opening be made public?
Attractions are already receiving reports that many visitors believe Anglesey to be closed and are worried about investing for next Summer, particularly given the cost of living crises; new legislative measures and a looming recession.
I would be grateful if you could pass this query onto the appropriate colleagues.
Wales Tourism Alliance