A MULTI-MILLION pound town centre footbridge has been delayed.

Market Gate Bridge, which is being funded by both Barnsley Council and Network Rail at a cost of £5.6m, will take people from the new car park over the railway line to the pedestrian area in front of the transport interchange’s main entrance.

A report, set to be discussed by ruling cabinet members on Wednesday, revealed its construction has been delayed due to an extended procurement process.

It said: “A preferred contractor has now been identified with final contract negotiations taking place, including confirmation of an expected construction timetable.

“However, it is expected that works will commence on site from November.”