THE next stage of Barnsley’s new Market Gate Bridge is now well underway - with the scheme set to be completed later this year.

The new bridge over the railway line - set to be in use by October - will be a permanent replacement for the former Jumble Lane level crossing which was closed by Network Rail to improve safety in the area.

However, according to South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) documents, costs have increased significantly by £4.4m to £12m.

A further £2.5m was allocated by SYMCA following a meeting in March due to ‘unforeseen delays’.

Work is now well underway and the bridge is coming into shape.