Whilst we will make every effort to make this list as comprehensive as possible, due to the high number of damaged roads and bridges, each update may not always include a full list of all roads and bridges in Cumbria. As damage is repaired and roads and bridges re-opened the information in this update will change.
Sebergham and Bell Bridge, Lonning
of bridge and river erosion alongside carriageway.
Bell Bridge Sebergham: This bridge completely collapsed. Replacement of the bridge with a more resilient structure is being progressed. Design and site investigations are currently underway.
Bell Lonning: River erosion alongside the carriageway has resulted in the road being closed. The first phase of works to replace the top soil and re-instate a fence between existing sheet piles has been completed.
The works required at Bell Bridge Sebergham and carriageway works at Bell Lonning have been combined. Story (Contracting) Ltd has been appointed and pre-commencement meetings have been held. The design has been selected but confirmation is due once the flood risk assessment is complete.
The works are planned to be undertaken during the Summer 2017 in river working window for an anticipated opening prior to Autumn 2017.
|Rumbling Bridge, near Abbeytown||Allerdale||Collapse of parapet wall following landslide on adjacent retaining slope||CLOSED|
The landslide area adjacent to this bridge has been surveyed and assessed and a design solution is being progressed. At present, the detailed design is currently under review. Upon completion of the final design, we will procure a contractor to undertake the repair works.
The repair works are due to start in the 2017 in river working window.
|U3125||Bundholme Wood Road, Keswick||Allerdale||Major areas of structural instability caused by landslides.||CLOSED|
A designer has been appointed and the design options are progressing. We are awaiting the outcome of the optioneering exercise to enable works to commence and enable an estimated re-opening in Spring 2017.
Brougham Old Bridge
|Eden||Major damage to substructure and masonry cutwater||CLOSED|
Stabilisation works are now complete.
It has been confirmed that the next stage of the works is to reconstruct the structure to its existing width.
The permanent construction phase is to commence in the in river working window, following further coring of the foundations. Works are expected to be complete Summer 17.
|C5108||Gowan Old (Staveley)||Sth Lakeland||Severe scour of central pier requiring major repair or reconstruction.||CLOSED|
The central pier was damaged in the initial floods and the bridge was closed immediately to traffic although further deteriorations meant the bridge needed to be demolished under controlled conditions. The replacement bridge design is a single span with further resilience measures.
Public consultation is also being undertaken on an ongoing basis. Opinions gathered are now been discussed, with key focus on the aesthetic appearance of the final structure. A decision is still to be made.
There has been some delay circa 2-3wks due to unforeseen ground conditions which has resulted in additional pilling. We are exploring acceleration opportunities with our delivery partner to minimise any further delay.
|Broad Head Bridge, Grayrigg||Sth Lakeland||Significant damage during follow up inspection||CLOSED|
The extent of the damage to this bridge meant it was closed immediately. A detailed inspection has taken place which has identified the damage as significant and the inspection report has been completed by the Council's Technical Advisor.
Whilst ownership is still in doubt it has been decided that in the best interest of the public the repair shall be completed by the Council, remediation works are required to the embankment supporting the Network Rail infrastructure.
The options for this bridge are still to be confirmed.
|C2001||Janet Bridge||Allerdale||Damage to abutments||OPEN|
The bridge is open with temporary traffic cones and signage to keep bridge users restricted to one side of the bridge.
Further permanent works are required to this bridge, but at this stage it is anticipated the bridge can remain open until works commence in Spring 2017.
|U2225||Mill Beck Bridge, Applethwaite||Allerdale||Extensive cracking to structure||OPEN - pedestrians only|
Eric Wright completed the winterisation repair works on Tuesday 29th November and bridge was reopened to pedestrians only on Thursday 8th December.
Design of the permanent repair solution is underway by WYG for completion by February 2017. Permanent works scheduled to commence in the summer 2017 in river working window to enable a full re-opening of the bridge in Autumn 2017.
Possible reworks may be required to improve the aesthetics of the asset. Possible options are being considered to ensure the risk of future flooding is minimised.
|B5320||Pooley Bridge||Eden||Complete collapse||OPEN|
The new temporary bridge was formally opened by Keith Little, Cabinet Member for Highways on Sunday 20th March. The bridge is a single carriageway under traffic light control, as was the old bridge. In addition, it has a 1.5m wide footway on the downstream side.
Work has commenced to begin to define and assess options for a permanent replacement to be designed, procured and built.
This will involve technical appraisals and constraints mapping as well as community engagement. The Council is in consultation with the local parish council and other interested parties regarding the replacement of the bridge.
|A683||Middleton Hall Bridge (near Kirkby Lonsdale)||Sth Lakeland||Temporary bailey bridge will remain in place to maintain network connectivity.||OPEN|
The temporary pontoon bridge that has been open for some time already will remain in place during the 2016/17 winter to maintain network connectivity. The Contractor established the site set up w/c 24 October 2016, and has subsequently started works on site. To date, the right hand side abutment has received temporary concrete support and abutment scour has been bagged. A temporary retaining wall has also been constructed.
These works are required to ensure the integrity of the pontoon bridge by securing the bridge abutments over the winter period and ensure the temporary bridge remains open.
The design works for permanent repairs are currently underway. Full permanent works will be carried out in the 2017 in river working window and will commence after July 2017, due to The Appleby Horse Fair taking place prior to these dates. Design options are still to be finalised, but include either stone repair works to avoid joint problems, or full replacement.
The permanent works are estimated for completion by Autumn 2017.
|C5057||Ford Bridge (Burneside New)||Sth Lakeland||Subsided Pier||OPEN|
Weight restrictions of 3.5t and width restrictions in the form of traffic management are in place in order to prevent the weight restriction being exceeded.
Procurement for this bridge is ongoing awaiting the conclusion of a technical appraisal of the repair options. Specific dates will be dependent on the type of works to be carried out. At present, it is undecided whether repairs work will be carried out, or full reconstruction of the bridge. This decision will be made by the end of Feb 2017, to ensure works can begin during the in river working window.
|U5357||Wath Sutton||Sth Lakeland||Severe scour to void||OPEN|
An inspection undertaken 10th August 2016 identified severe defects to this bridge that were previously unidentified due to high water levels in the river. The extent of the damage is such that the bridge was closed immediately and remained closed pending completion of repair work. Works commenced Monday 14th November 2016 but due to high water levels and strong current, works have progressed slowly.
Scaled down emergency works were completed on the 9th Dec 2016, with the road reopened 16th Dec. 2016.
The remaining works are to be carried out in the in river working window, commencing June 2017.