Courtesy of Isle of Wight Council

A temporary bridge – providing access to and from Newport Quay – has been installed ahead of the Isle of Wight Festival next weekend.

The bridge has a six-foot six-inches width restriction and will be used by vehicles in the build-up to and during the festival.

Residents of Newport have been calling for a bridge after the permanent one closed to traffic in August last year, due to structural issues.

Since then, some pedestrians have had to use a neighbouring footbridge in order to access the Quay area.

As things stand, the bridge – which has been arranged by festival organisers – will only be available for use until July 27.

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