Cumbria

Workington flood bridge replacement lifted in

The new bridge is lifted into place
Image caption The bridge is due to be opened in September

The main section of a bridge to replace one destroyed in the Cumbria floods has been lifted into place.

Workington's Navvies Bridge was damaged beyond repair in November 2009 when one section collapsed and another was swept away.

A crane lifted the main structure for the replacement foot and cycle bridge across the River Derwent into position.

The 68m (223ft) steel bow-arch bridge is due to be opened by September.

The project has involved demolishing what remained of the existing bridge, reconstructing the abutments and building new bridge bases.

The design of the new bridge aims to make it more resistant to any future flooding because it spans the water without supporting piers.

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