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Marlborough's Pewsey Road bridge rebuilding work completed

Marlborough's Pewsey Road Bridge
Image caption One nearby trader claimed the work had affected his business

A road bridge built over the River Kennet in the 1920s in Marlborough has been fully reopened after almost a year of reconstruction work.

Steel reinforcement bars inside the concrete structure of Marlborough's Pewsey Road bridge was found to be badly rusted during an inspection.

A series of closures and roadworks had been blamed for congestion and a fall in trade in the Wiltshire town.

The bridge was reopened at lunchtime on Thursday.

Bob Holman who runs a nearby restaurant described the past 11 to 12 months as challenging and claimed the work had affected his trade.

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