Recovery targets reached after 2009 floods

Cumbria's last major structure to be destroyed by the 2009 floods, is being re-opened. Camerton footbridge near Workington, was one of the 253 structures which were badly damaged across the region.

Camerton bridge pictures

The new footbridge linking Great Clifton and Camerton in west Cumbria Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria's last major structure to be destroyed by the 2009 floods has been re-opened.

Camerton footbridge, which sits over the River Derwent at Great Clifton near Workington, was one of the 253 structures badly damaged across the region.

Pupils from Derwent Valley Primary school were first to cross the bridge.

Derwent Valley Primary School pupils cross the new footbridge Credit: ITV Border

Camerton footbridge re-opened

Cumbria's last major structure to be destroyed by the 2009 floods is being re-opened.

Camerton footbridge, which sits over the River Derwent at Great Clifton near Workington, was one of the 253 structures badly damaged across the region.

The re-opening of the 52 metre bridge, costing £500,000, means that Cumbria County Council have reached their three year flood recovery target.

"This opening is the final piece in the jigsaw in terms of flood recovery and I'm thrilled that we have managed to reach our three year target as promised.

"It has been a difficult three years for Cumbria and it has taken a great deal of work to get the county back on its feet, and I'd like to thanks all the county council teams and local people involved in making this happen."

– Councillor Tony Markley, Cumbria County Council

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