A YELLOW warning of wind for much of the UK and Swindon could delay the installation of a footbridge on the Wichelstowe development.

The 35-metre long and 28-tonne footbridge travelled down the M4 and over Junction 16 on Sunday morning and arrived at the Wichelstowe site.

But high winds have so far stopped the 450-tonne crane needed to lift it into place.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of wind for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 12 and 13, meaning it could be delayed until the end of the week.

It has warned of some disruption to travel and possibly power outages due to the strong north-westerly winds.

Once installed it will act as a bridge over the canal between the Waitrose and the newly-opened Hall and Woodhouse pub.

After it has been safely lifted into place it is expected to take a few more weeks to install.

Further work to install coloured resin sections, surfacing of the ramps and complete the surrounding works will need to be finished before it can be opened to the public.