Yorkshire Dales bridge is restored at last

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A bridge in the Yorkshire Dales has been rebuilt and reopened, two years after the original structure was swept away during Storm Desmond.

Fisherman’s Bridge on the Lune near the market town of Sedbergh stood for 60 years before being reduced to the stumps of its four piers. But after a fraught reconstruction, disrupted when heavy rainfall caused the almost-finished structure to buckle last month, the 114ft bridge (35m) crossing has now been restored at a cost of £110,000.

It is the only publicly accessible footbridge over the Lune between Kirkby Lonsdale and Tebay, a distance of over 18 miles (30km).