Crook bridge back in use

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A PEDESTRIAN bridge near Lancaster has reopened to the public after work to make it safe was completed.

The eastern bridge on the Caton side of the Crook o’Lune was declared fit for use on Wednesday morning (October 26).

The listed bridge was closed in March after an inspection revealed structural problems, particularly with the timber beams supporting the deck.

Lancashire County Council has now carried out work to provide a new temporary bridge deck, supported by scaffolding, to allow people to use it again.

Halton ward councillor Paul Woodruff, who runs a snack bar near the bridge, said: “I think it’s great for everyone. The bridge has been shut for some time but now you can get across it by horse or bike, or whatever you fancy. It’s a beautiful day.”

See the Lancaster Guardian (27-10-11) for full story.