Update, 14/08/2018, 10:00: Poole Bridge has now reopened for use. One pedestrian footpath remains closed at this time.
Lynne Wait, Interim Engineering Manager, Borough of Poole, said: “During Saturday, engineers were repairing a fault on one of the pedestrian gates. This meant one footpath was closed but the second was open for pedestrians. Unfortunately the fault was not resolved and the bridge operational before an unrelated fault occurred on another pedestrian gate on the other footpath. As the bridge could not be safely operated under these circumstances the decision was made to close Poole Bridge to all road users at 8pm on Saturday.
“Engineers are still on site carrying out repairs to both gates and we anticipate Poole Bridge will be open to all road users tomorrow.”
Poole Bridge will be closed for its annual maintenance from 7am on Monday 24 September until 7am on Monday 1 October. Stakeholders will be formally notified later this week.