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Last updated: 01/04/2010 12:00pm 

Just over four month's since November's floods massive progress has been made in restoring Cumbria's road and bridge infrastructure.

In west Cumbria the only road bridge that remains closed, apart from those that collapsed, is the minor Scarness bridge on the U2181 near Bassenthwaite Lake.

During the past several weeks road bridges across Allerdale that had been closed since the floods have re-opened including: 

Broughton bridge (now re-open one way)

Ouse bridge

Isel bridge

Derwent (Gote) bridge, Cockermouth

Cocker bridge, Cockermouth

Southwaite bridge

Stair bridge near Keswick.

Good progress is also being made on the temporary road bridge in Workington, with construction currently running over a month ahead of schedule. Round the clock working at key stages has meant the bridge is being built in record time. A firm opening date will be confirmed once it is clear how long the remaining work will take, but the intention is to inform people when the bridge will open as soon as possible.

Road bridges that remain closed are:


Northside bridge Workington (collapsed)

Workington (Calva) bridge (badly damaged)

Low Lorton bridge (collapsed)

Little Braithwaite bridge (collapsed)


Bouthray bridge (collapsed)



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