Earlier this week the council confirmed that December 15th is the latest re-opening date for the multi-million pound renovation.
This comes after five worrying setbacks delayed the project by six months, with the most recent delays due to many of the parts still being overseas.
Poole bridge’s renovations began in September 2016 and have cost over the planned budget of £4.7 million due to unforseen problems.
It was suggested to the public that it would be completed after 9 months, in June 2017, but the final works are currently being carried out.
Temporary bus services for Lower Hamworthy have been extended until the bridge re-opens to traffic around Friday December 15th.
The 90-year-old crossing was chosen for significant investment as part of the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership, which aims to improve the access into and around the Port of Poole.