New Workington bridges plan put to public

Artist's impression of new Navvies Bridge
Image caption The Navvies Bridge will carry pedestrians and cyclists across the River Derwent

Plans for the replacement of two bridges destroyed by floods in Cumbria are to be put before the public.

Cumbria County Council has submitted a proposal for a pedestrian crossing at the site of Navvies Bridge which was damaged beyond repair last November.

A temporary replacement for Northside Bridge, which collapsed, opened in April and the council is considering a permanent option.

Public information sessions are being held on Tuesday and Wednesday.

They are taking place in the former Select shop on Washington Square in the town.

The bow-arched design for Navvies Bridge is the result of consultation with residents and local stakeholders at two "Workington Connected" events in May.

Councillor Tony Markley, cabinet member for highways and economic development, said: "The proposal really is for a structure that will show how the town and its people have recovered from the floods."

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