A decision has been taken by Cumbria County Council to close Dockray Footbridge in Kendal, following further inspections.
Work is underway to repair damage thought to have been caused by the widespread flooding in December.
No major damage was found after initial inspections were made, however the council say that they've since found a significant scour at the base of the bridge.
“Dockray Footbridge was inspected immediately following the December floods. This was a visual and underwater inspection, at that time river levels were high and results showed no evidence of significant damage.
"Since then and as water levels have continued to drop the county council has conducted a programme of re-inspection.”
The council hope that the bridge will be open by the end of next week but say it could take longer depending on river levels.
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A fire crew from Kendal have been awarded a Chief Fire Officer's Certificate of Congratulations for a rescue they carried out in Ambleside during the floods.
Enhanced Cover Watch Manager Paul Hanby and the Kendal Appliance crew responded to an incident in which a couple were in serious danger from the flood water that surrounded their property.
When the they arrived the crew spoke to the couple on the phone. They were in the bedroom with the water level rising. The foundations had been washed away in one corner of the property and the couple were terrified that the house would be swept away.
After attempts to get to the couple were deemed too dangerous, the crew called for a rescue helicopter.
But delays to the helicopter meant it was decided the only way to rescue the couple from the fast flowing waters was by boat. Once the two casualties had put on lifejackets they were helped out of a window by the rescue team, before climbing down a ladder and into a boat.
They were then taken to safety in a nearby hotel.
People in Kendal are being asked for their views on two new cycleways in the town.
One would run the length of Shap Road, and the other would be along the A65 Burton Road.
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Kendal's Festival of Food gets underway today as the town aims to bounce back from the effect of flooding in December last year.
Festival organisers say they want to top last year when 23,000 people visited generating £1.6m for the local economy.
This year there will be 80 stalls showcasing the best of Cumbrian food and produce.
Guest chefs Nick Nairns, who was the youngest Scottish chef to win a a Michelin star, and celebrity Northern Irish chef Paul Rankin will be demonstrating their skills and passing on cooking tips and recipes..
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A woman has been killed crossing the A590 near Kendal.
Cumbria Police said the woman had been hit by several cars at 7:30pm last night, March 1, outside the Heaves Hotel, Leven near Kendal.
She was in the east-bound lane and pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen two people walking next to the road at that time.