Great Corby flood-hit bridge replaced

Bridge being lifted into place
Image caption The bridge is expected to open to the public on Monday

A road bridge has been lifted into place on the outskirts of a Cumbrian village to replace one destroyed during flash flooding.

One of the arches of Stoneybeck Bridge near Great Corby collapsed when torrential rain caused a tributary of the River Eden to burst its banks.

Since it happened, on 17 July, the road has been closed and villagers forced to make diversions.

Further work is being carried out with the bridge due to reopen on Monday.

The county council said most of the sandstone from the original bridge had been recovered for future use when the structure was demolished.

Councillor Tony Markley, cabinet member responsible for highways, said: "We understand the importance of this bridge to the local community and have pulled out the stops to get a replacement on site as quickly as possible."

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