Border Pooley Bridge

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Flock of sheep help mark historic moment for Pooley Bridge

Opening the new bridge was done in true Cumbrian fashion - with a flock of sheep herded over my a local farmer for the first time in five years.

Historic moment for Pooley Bridge as new crossing set to open to pedestrians

The new steel structure, linking the two sides of Pooley Bridge on Ullswater, replaces the original 250-year-old stone bridge that was washed away during Storm Desmond.

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Historic moment for Pooley Bridge as new crossing is lowered into place

The new steel structure replaces the original 250-year-old stone bridge, which was completely washed away in the floods of Storm Desmond.