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WSCC Footpath Closure Notice:

West Sussex County Council has made the decision to close the footbridge that runs over the railway line, as shown by the red circle on the plan below. For information the alternative route is shown by the red line.

Unfortunately, a long term path closure is needed to protect the safety of footpath users following recent inspections of the structure. The County Council understands this may cause frustration for people wishing to use this route, however, the safety of residents is paramount.

Structural engineering experts have been commissioned to assess the bridge and advise on options. Currently the footbridge is closed until June 2023, however it is likely that a longer closure may be required. Further updates will be provided in the coming months.

If you have any further questions please contact WSCC’s Public Rights of Way Team on 01243 777620 or by email on


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