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Why Calderdale bridge destroyed by Storm Eva has been renamed 'Wilson'

Copley Bridge collapsed in 2015 Credit: West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

A bridge in Calderdale that was destroyed in the Boxing Day floods in 2015 will reopen today.

The 185-year-old Copley Bridge, near Sowerby Bridge, has been repaired after collapsing during Storm Eva.

It has been renamed Wilson Bridge in honour of Graham Wilson, who lived at the adjacent toll house until his recent death.

Children from Copley Primary School, who chose the name, will attend the official opening ceremony this afternoon, along with Mr Wilson's family.

Cllr Barry Collins, Calderdale Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, said: “It’s an honour to be joined by members of the Wilson family at the event, where they can play a part in the bridge’s story just as Graham Wilson did for many years.”

The bridge is made up of of three steel sections and stone from the original bridge.