Slowly Getting There
29th September 2017
New Bell Bridge Lifted Into Place
The replacement framework comprises 20 tonnes of steel, plus scaffolding and concrete panelling.
BBC News - 13th September 2017
Bridge to be Completed by November
Work to replace the 245-year-old bridge which was destroyed by Storm Desmond should be completed by November, a council has said. The work on the new bridge and neighbouring road is due to start on 17 July, Cumbria County Council said.
The project was due to start in June but was delayed due to the need to divert overhead power cables.
BBC News - 10th July 2017
Story Wins £500,000 Contract for Bridge
Design work on the single-span replacement for Bell Bridge will be carried out this winter with construction due to start next summer.
Bell Bridge Collapses Into The River Caldew
This Grade II-listed stone bridge has collapsed more than six weeks after it was damaged during Storm Desmond.
BBC News - 28th January 2016
The Three Bridges Walk
This route is now impossible due to the collapse of Bell Bridge (see above).
Extreme care must also be taken on other parts of the route, as large sections of the Cumbria Way have been washed away, due to Storm Desmond.
Start from Raughton Head and walk around the route either way.
The total distance is 5.25 miles (8.5 km) allow up to 3 hours to complete.
A shorter route can be achieved by turning off at Bog Bridge or Brecon Hill Farm.
Click on the map below to view photographs of The Three Bridges Walk.
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