A BRIDGE acting as a shortcut between French Weir and Tesco will be closed for a week next month during repair work.

A notice on Marshalsea Walk footbridge warns pedestrians and cyclists that it will be closed between Monday, December 2, and Friday, December 6.

The work "to replace bridge deck timbers" is being carried out by Crestmoor Construction on behalf of Somerset County Council.

A signed diversion will be in place throughout the works.

A Crestmoor spokesman said: "We apologise for any inconvenience these essential works may cause."

A metal cover was placed over a gap that had formed on the bridge floor a number of weeks ago.