ANOTHER road bridge is to be partly closed due to safety fears.
Highways engineers from Kirklees Council say concerns about the strength of Nabbs Lane Bridge in Slaithwaite to carry heavier vehicles has led to the decision to restrict the bridge to a single lane.
The bridge, owned by Kirklees Council, carries Nabbs Lane over a stream, close to The Silent Woman pub.
It is the third such bridge to be restricted to single-lane traffic because of worries that they cannot carry lorries up to 44 tonnes.
King's Bridge, between Huddersfield and Newsome, has vehicles flowing in a single lane controlled by traffic lights until next year.
A bridge at Whitacre Street, Deighton, is also awaiting repairs.
More checks are still being made on other bridges.
A load assessment at Slaithwaite has shown that the northern half of the bridge structure is in poor condition and too weak to carry heavy goods vehicles.
The checks found that the remaining half of the bridge would meet the increased loading standard if the road it carries was restricted to a single lane.
A council spokesman said the alternative to this would be to impose a weight restriction which would impede fire engines and heavy goods vehicles visiting local companies.
"The proposed restriction is the best compromise in enabling vehicles to continue to use the bridge whilst ensuring public safety."
The restriction will start on Thursday April 29 and remain until permanent strengthening works can be carried out. These are currently planned to start in late summer this year.