Adur Ferry Bridge glass panels found smashed

Smashed planels on Adur Ferry Bridge, picture by @adurferrybridge
Smashed planels on Adur Ferry Bridge, picture by @adurferrybridge

CCTV footage is being reviewed by the council after almost a dozen glass panels were found shattered on Adur Ferry Bridge in Shoreham over the weekend.

Residents flocked onto twitter after noticing that 11 of the 14 glass panels had smashed.

Mark P tweeted: “The glass panels on our superb footbridge shattered! Looks intentional this time.”

The Adur Ferry Bridge Twitter account posted a number of pictures showing the extent of the damage, and tweeted: “Have you seen what’s happened?”

A spokesman for West Sussex County Council told the Herald: “We are investigating how 11 glass panels were broken on the Adur Ferry Bridge over the weekend.

“We are reviewing CCTV footage.

“Our contractor has applied film to the face of the glass to keep it safe. Replacement panels will be ordered.”

In November last year, six glass panels were found smashed on the bridge.

Following an investigation by the county council it was discovered that five of the panels contained an impurity called nickel sulphide, which led to the damage.

The sixth one was believed to be vandalism. The cost of repairs to the six panels last year was estimated at £6,000.

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