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Open day to celebrate re-opening of Elland bridge

A new arch to the bridge was put in place in September Credit: ITV News

An open day at Elland Bridge allowing people to go behind-the-scenes on the construction works that have been taking place since the Boxing Day floods will take place today.

It is hoped that traffic will be able to travel over the bridge by the end of the year.

The bridge near Halifax has been closed to traffic since floodwater washed out its foundations Credit: ITV News

Graham Ramsden, Canal & River Trust project manager, says: "We're delighted to be able to open the construction site for the day to invite people along and see what we've been doing this year.

It's an incredibly complex and special project and we'll be able to explain to people the different stages of the build. Our stone mason will be on hand to demonstrate his carving skills and answer questions about his work on the bridge. The bridge will officially open in January but we hope people will come along for a look on Saturday 26th."

– Graham Ramsden, Canal & River Trust project manage