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New bridge completes path once more at popular beauty spot

A popular circular walk at Hendre Lake Park is back in use after Cardiff Council completed the rebuilding of a bridge at the popular beauty spot.

Work started on the 22-metre bridge, which sits on the outfall of the main river feeding the lake, last year and it was officially opened to the public this week. As part of a circular route around the lake, it is used by many people, including fishermen, dog walkers, bird watchers and nature lovers.

Cllr Jennifer Burke, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Events, said: “With the help of Welsh Government funding, we’re happy to say the bridge has been replaced in time for the start of Spring. This version is made of much more sustainable material than before, so it should at least 50 years longer than the 20 years the original bridge was in place.

“Hendre Park Lake has long been a valuable asset in this part of the city and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is well maintained by our parks staff and well used by people from all over Cardiff. I’m delighted it is now fully back to its best.”

Located in Trowbridge at the southern edge of St Mellons, on the Gwent Levels, Hendre Lake Park is a natural green space that has been colonised by a wide variety of bird, animal and plant life. It has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest A small car park is available at the site for users.