During a recent routine inspection of the bridge, a major defect was discovered which required urgent attention. Although not immediately necessary to take the bridge out of action, a repair was needed. One of the main suspension cables was noted as almost touching the steel structure of the West pier which left untouched would have caused the wire to wear, eventually causing the wire to part and the bridge to collapse. With this knowledge, the area will be inspected more regularly. to ensure emergency repair is not necessary and can be planned to coincide with better weather.