Crook O' Lune bridge repairs start

Footbridge across the River Lune
Image caption The Grade II listed bridge will have timbers, ironwork and masonry repaired

Work has started to repair a Grade II listed bridge across the River Lune in north Lancashire.

The pedestrian East Bridge, which links Caton with the River Lune Millennium Park near Lancaster, was closed in March 2011 after safety concerns.

It reopened with a temporary deck covering the original timber walkway.

Lancashire County Council said the timber decking will be replaced, ironwork repainted and the masonry re-pointed.

The bridge carries the River Lune Cycleway which is a popular route for cyclists, walkers and horse riders.

It is one of three that cross the river at the Crook O'Lune and formerly supported a railway line.

Lancashire County Council has pledged up to £1.5m to fully restore the bridge and work is expected to be completed by late October.

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