A historic bridge linking two villages in Wales has been officially reopened following extensive repair works.

The original bridge, that connects Clicking and Pantymwyn, has been replaced following a 2005 public consultation.

In addition, increased traffic in recent years has meant repairs and works have been much needed.

The new structure features security bollards on both sides to stop vehicles trying to force their way over the bridge.

It has the same width restriction as its predecessor, but has a slightly larger carriageway to make it easier for emergency vehicles to pass on.

Councillor Owen Thomas, who formally opened the bridge, said: "The community councils of both villages have been consulted throughout this project and much care has been made to ensure the new bridge still retains as much of its original appearance, materials and features as possible while accommodating both the needs of our communities and the road user."

Recently, it was reported that the town of Burwell, in Nottingham, is set to install security bollards to stop motorists entering pedestrian-only zones.ADNFCR-3337-ID-800274101-ADNFCR