This is due to the contractor involved, Cleveland Bridge, going into administration.
The council was informed of this news yesterday and is waiting to find out more detail to determine the impacts on the project and other companies involved with the works.
A Bristol City Council spokesperson said: “It was with regret that we received the news that Cleveland Bridge is entering administration this week. The company has been doing an excellent job so far on the project, which was running smoothly and on schedule. We appreciate the news will result in much uncertainty for the other companies and subcontractors involved with the works, as well as businesses and residents based around the bridge. We are moving swiftly to put contingency plans in action that will enable the works to continue, but it is inevitable there will now be delays to the project. The planned ten-week closure of Redcliffe Bridge to all users that was due to start in August is also likely to be delayed. We will provide updates and clarity on the project as soon as possible.”
The southern footway on the bridge that was closed to enable the works has been reopened, and both footways will remain open while work is paused.