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Flood-damaged Linton bridge reopening date set

Linton Bridge Image copyright Leeds City Council
Image caption Repairs have cost in excess of £5m

A road bridge closed since flooding in December 2015 is to reopen in September after repairs costing £5.1m.

Linton bridge, between Linton and Collingham, near Wetherby, West Yorkshire, shut on 27 December 2015 as the flooded River Wharfe made it unsafe.

The Grade II-listed structure suffered major damage to its foundations

Leeds City Council said the repair bill had been funded by the Department for Transport.

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The structure over the River Wharfe, which links the communities of Linton and Collingham, will reopen to all users on 2 September.

More than 100 bridges were damaged by floods in West Yorkshire following Storm Eva

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