Monmouthshire County Council is consulting the public over its plans to build a walking and cycling footbridge over the River Usk at Llanfoist.

The council aims to develop a safer walking and cycling route from Llanfoist to Abergavenny’s town centre which will provide an alternative to using the existing A4143 bridge.

The new footbridge is proposed to be constructed 300 metres east of the existing road bridge and will be linked to current routes by the construction of a new path along the river towards to The Bridge public house.  Two options – a stress ribbon bridge and a box girder bridge – are considered as most suitable for the 55 metre span over the river.  The structural design has been influenced by the risk of flooding, visual impact, access for disabled people and cost.  Building is likely to take place within the next two years.

A public consultation event will be also be held in Llanfoist Village Hall from 10am to 7pm on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th September.

Further information and a consultation questionnaire can be found below.

ALB consultation 2016 information leaflet

Feasibility study 2014

ALB consultation 2016 questionnaire

Documents to support:

Llanfoist Bridge Public Consultation-1-Scheme Overview Aerial

Structure Plan 2

Un Developed Options-Merthyr Road Detail

Public Consultation-1-Bridge Detail

Public Consultation-1-Scheme Overview

Location Plan

Public Consultation-1-Merthyr Road Detail


If you have any other comments please email to or write to Christian Schmidt, Passenger Transport Unit, Monmouthshire County Council, PO Box 106, Caldicot, NP26 9AN. Please return any consultation comments by 30 September.