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One metre hole in Eamont Bridge

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The Eamont Bridge in Penrith will remain closed after divers confirm damage to the structure.

Divers inspected the bridge, confirming that there is now a 1 metre deep void behind the washed away masonry. This means that the load-bearing archway of the bridge is unsupported at one end.

The A6 over Eamont Bridge has been closed since 9 December 2015 after the floods of Storm Desmond.

The A6 across the Eamont Bridge has been closed since 9 December 2015 Credit: ITV Border

The bridge can repaired and plans are being finalised for temporary repairs to get the bridge reopened. A plan for a permanent repair will then be developed.

There is no timescale yet and we need to hope that the snow doesn't melt too fast and raise the river levels again. We're in a much more positive position than we were."

– Cumbria County Council

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