LLECHRYD Bridge has been closed ‘for the foreseeable future’ due to safety concerns.

The bridge – one of the main crossing points over the River Teifi – was completely submerged by floodwater over the weekend during Storm Dennis.

And while the floodwater has now subsided, the bridge has been closed by Ceredigion County Council highways officials.

The bridge was closed for seven weeks at the end of last year for essential repair work estimated at £100k following damage during the record flooding brought about by Storm Callum in 2018.

But contractors for Ceredigion County Council were unable to complete all the necessary repairs and the work is due to be completed in March when the National Resources Wales fisheries embargo preventing work in the river over the winter period has been lifted.

The work required on most of the bridge elements including the wing walls, spandrel, relief arches and parapets had been completed, with further repairs due to be carried out on the main spans arches, abutments, cutwater and invert.

A Ceredigion spokesman said: “Llechryd Bridge has been closed for the foreseeable future due to safety concerns. Closure and diversion signs are in place.”