Tintagel's new footbridge: a sneak preview

Tintagel's new bridge is opening to the public this Sunday Credit: ITV News

The public opening of a controversial footbridge at Tintagel has been delayed because of a severe weather warning.

The new structure spans the chasm between the Cornish mainland and Tintagel Castle, which was previously only accessible via 148 steep steps.

It cost English Heritage £5 million and was supposed to be completed in the Spring.

It had been due to open to the public on Friday, but forecast bad weather has led to it being delayed until Sunday.

We got a sneak preview of the new bridge - you can see the unique aerial view captured by our drone for yourself:

The 70 metre bridge on the north Cornwall Coast connects the mainland to the headland, in a part of the region that attracts more than 250,000 visitors every year.

We also got an insider view of the very scientific way in which engineers tested that the bridge was fit for purpose:

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