Rigmaden Bridge, near Kirkby Lonsdale, has today (Friday 21 December) reopened to traffic following completion of works to repair storm damage.
Cumbria County Council has invested approximately £500,000 in extensive civil engineering works to repair the bridge and adjoining riverbank. The bridge had been closed for safety reasons.
Repairs have included:
- Complete rebuild of the west wing bridge wall, partly using stone facing recycled from the damaged wall.
- Re-profiling and stabilising a section of the river banking west of the bridge
- Piling and mass concrete infill to strengthen the bridge’s west pier/abutment
These works form part of the county council’s Infrastructure Recovery Programme, involving repairs to hundreds of roads, slopes, bridges and other assets throughout the county damaged during the storms of Winter 2015.
The repair works are designed to make the bridge more resilient in future flood events. The county council will be regularly monitoring the condition of the bridge over the coming weeks to assess if any further works are required.
Rigmaden Bridge is off the A683 between Kirkby Lonsdale and Barbon.