Clifton Suspension Bridge closed for repairs

Clifton Suspension Bridge
Image caption The Grade II-listed bridge is to undergo restoration work to its towers

Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge will be closed to all traffic over this weekend and the next to allow for scaffolding to be erected.

The bridge, which links Leigh Woods to Clifton, is to undergo restoration work on the roof structures, drainage and access ladders.

Bridge master David Anderson said the "major work" is necessary to repair defects with the towers which are a "high priority to tackle".

It is expected to be completed by 2016.

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