Storm Desmond-destroyed historic Bell Bridge replaced
A new bridge to replace a 245-year-old one destroyed by Storm Desmond has opened, restoring the link between two rural communities.
The £1.1m structure has been designed to withstand future floods and incorporates stone from the old bridge.
It was opened by Councillor John Bell, Leader of Cumbria County Council.
The Bell Bridge, named after a family from a nearby farm, was built in 1772 and was a Grade II-listed structure.