- £5M of government funding for the restoration of Elland Bridge
- £500,000 funding for a British-built temporary interim footbridge
The government has announced up to £5.5M of funding to rebuild a Grade II listed Yorkshire bridge that was damaged in recent flooding.
The funding will enable Calderdale Council to rebuild Elland Bridge in Calderdale and to construct a temporary foot bridge nearby to reconnect the local community.
The money is in addition to £3.3 million pledged by the government last week to repair Tadcaster Bridge in North Yorkshire and build a temporary footbridge there.
Goodwill said: “We are determined to help the hardworking families and businesses of Yorkshire get back on their feet as soon as possible after these devastating floods. A good local transport system is the lifeblood of the region, and key to a thriving economy.
”I am pleased to announce that we are providing a further £5.5M to restore this important crossing and construct the temporary footbridge.”
The government and Calderdale Council have worked together on the plans for Elland Bridge.
Calderdale council leader Tim Swift said: “The Boxing Day floods have had a devastating impact on homes and businesses across Calderdale. I welcome this announcement as it allows us to replace the damaged bridge at Elland given its strategic importance to the local community, for local businesses and for tourism.”
The government has invested nearly £200M in recovery from Storm Eva and Storm Desmond. Is said it was working closely with other affected authorities as they determined the level of damage caused following Eva and Storm Frank.