WORK on a new suspension bridge over the River Wye to help Hereford’s growing cycle network has resumed despite the company tasked with building it going into administration.

Rowecord Engineering - Wales’ largest steel contractor - had been subcontracted by Amey to build and install the bridge near Rotherwas as the centrepiece of a £3.9 million Sustrans project to improve the cycling infrastructure.

Initially expected to be completed by August, the bridge is a key piece in the council’s plan to get people off the road network by cutting journey times for thousands of Rotherwas workers who live north of the river.

But, news that Rowecord had gone into administration last month meant that the brakes were put on the project.

However, Herefordshire Council has confirmed that work has recommenced after reaching an agreement with Andrew Scott Ltd to deliver the construction element of the project.

Michelle Morgan, spokesman for the council, added that Amey is continuing to work closely with Rowecord’s administrators to minimise the delay caused.