Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Laxey Bridge: 'Finishing touches' being made after after post-floods rebuild

Bus in river, Isle of Man Image copyright Manx Telecom
Image caption The driver of the bus - which was luckily not carrying any passengers at the time - miraculously escaped injury

The rebuilding of a Victorian bridge which collapsed during last year's flash floods is to be completed next month, the Manx government said.

A spokesman said "finishing touches" to Laxey Bridge in the east of the island will be made by 9 December.

The 200-year-old bridge collapsed under the weight of a double-decker bus during torrential rain last December.

Plans for a replacement - which can handle nearly three times the volume of water - were approved in February.

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