Businesses say the new temporary crossing in Pooley Bridge is a big boost for tourism businesses ahead of the Easter holidays.
The bridge opened yesterday and saw traffic returning to normal through the village, in a landmark moment since its historic bridge was washed away during December's storms.
The TV impressionist is performing a series of charity gigs to raise money for those affected by flooding across the north of England.
Lord Liddle claims the government is not doing enough to help councils deal with the clean up and repair work after Storms Desmond and Eva.
After collapsing six weeks ago, construction has began to build a temporary replacement.