POOLE Bridge is set to be closed for a full week to allow engineers to carry out annual maintenance.

BCP Council has announced that the road will be closed from the the quay to New Quay Road/Blandford Road junction to motorised traffic from 7am on Monday, October 5, until 7am on Monday, October 12.

There will also be no access to use the bridge for pedestrians or cyclists from 8am until 5pm daily.

Traffic will be diverted to use the Twin Sails Bridge while the maintenance is carried out.

The local authority has been carrying out a review of the Twin Sails Bridge to rectify problems with the crossing for some time.

A long-term solution is still needed to address issues, as well as install a new pin to replace the one that was removed earlier this year.