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Lupton Ford Footbridge reopens

The new bridge tracking in

Cumbria County Council has announced that Lupton Ford Footbridge has reopened.

The original footbridge, which is close to the A65 near Kirkby Lonsdale, was washed away by Storm Desmond.

The old, 8m span, bridge at Lupton Ford, prior to it washing away

Due to natural widening in the beck, the county council has extended the length of the replacement footbridge from 8m to 15m. The new deck remains a single span.

The new footbridge is welcomed by local walkers and the community as it provides access between Farleton and Lupton, as well access up onto Farleton Fell.

The new footbridge forms part of the county council’s Infrastructure Recovery Programme, which consists of approximately 1,200 individual projects delivered over a four-year period.

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