Closed notices have appeared on the Thames Path just upstream of King’s Lock above Oxford.
The towpath footbridge spanning Wytham Stream has been closed on safety grounds by the Environment Agency.
“As a precautionary measure, the bridge is closed until further notice,” says a spokesperson who explained that cracks have been reported in the concrete structure.
The best diversion is probably to leave the Thames Path having passed under the A34. Don’t take the lock road but bear half left to follow the Oxford Greenbelt Way.
This rejoins the Thames Path opposite Cassington Cut.