Vandals have prompted the night-time closure of the covered walkway between Tayside House and the Olympia Centre in Dundee.
Council tax payers are forking out around £25,000 a year to repair the destruction they have left and the hope is those costs will be cut by locking the doors to the walkway at night. From Monday the walkway will be closed at 7pm until 6am.
Attacks on the glazed walkway across the busy city centre dual carriageway have not only made the structure unsightly but have proved potentially dangerous.
This year one carriageway was closed temporarily as a large glass panel hung over the road. Vandals have smashed several panels along the length of walkway, which have been covered with boarding, leading to complaints about the appearance of the structure.
The council is reluctant to spend money repairing the walkway when it is due to be pulled down.
Tayside House, and its walkway, is due to be demolished within the year. A replacement HQ for Dundee City Council in North Lindsay Street is due for completion in March. Once the building work is finished it has to be fitted out before the staff from Tayside House can move in.
Council chief executive Mr Dorward this month said he expected the staff to be out of Tayside House by about the end of May next year, allowing the process leading to demolition to begin. Pedestrians are being advised to use the crossing at Discovery Point when the walkway is closed.