Road through Lincoln's Newport Arch reopens after repair work

Newport Arch Structural engineers said they found other issues with the arch once work started

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A Roman arch in Lincoln has reopened to traffic after work to repair damage caused by wind and frost is completed.

Newport Arch is said to be the only Roman arch open to traffic in the UK.

It was closed last month while specialist stone masons carried out repairs, but reopened on Friday afternoon, a week ahead of schedule.

Earlier this year, City of Lincoln Council paid out an extra £80,000 for the project after contractors found other issues with the arch.

John Latham, from the council, said: "This is a challenging restoration project that has involved specialist stonemasons taking down large sections of the gable walls and rebuilding them stone-by-stone."

Lorry stuck under Newport Arch, 1964 The last time repairs of this scale were carried out was after a lorry hit the arch in 1964

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