The re-opening of Poole Bridge has been delayed for the fifth time since its closure last year.
The lifting bridge was due to re-open next week, but some of the new parts are still sitting in a factory in the Czech Republic.
The 90-year-old bridge was shut in September 2016 for a £4.7 million renovation and will not be back in use until mid-December.
The cost of the project is due to rise drastically because of the failure.
Vehicles and pedestrians can continue to use the nearby Twin Sails Bridge.
Poole Borough engineers initially said the Poole Bridge would be back in action in June of this year, just 9 months after the bridge was first closed.
Julian McLaughlin, head of growth and infrastructure, Borough of Poole, said the council had made a ‘huge effort’ to re-open the bridge before Christmas. He said “The delay has been unavoidable…We would like to thank the public for their patience”.
The bridge is set to re-open on Friday, December 15.