Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Storm Desmond | Bridges damaged

Cumbria floods dec 15 2by3

A number of bridges have been damaged – or worse – by Storm Desmond.

Cumbria Police issued a warning not to attempt to use any bridge still underwater after rain lashed the county over the weekend.

It released the below list on Sunday night of crossings affected by the storm:

  • B5295 bridge at Braithwaite - washed away.
  • Fitz Footbridge, Keswick - washed away.
  • Pooley Bridge - washed away
  • Miler bridge, Kendal – damaged
  • Greta Bridge B5289 – damaged
  • Hawes Bridge, Natland - damaged
  • Clappersgate, Brathay - closed
  • Gowan bridge, Stavely – damaged
  • Bridge over River Eden in Appleb - report that a section has collapsed
  • Botcherby Bridge, Warwick Road, Carlisle - inspection due shortly 
  • Langwathby Bridge - inspection required before opening 
  • Scroggs Bridge (North of Staveley over R. Kent) – closed
  • Gote Bridge, Cockermouth - road closure at this location, inspection required
  • Jubilee Footbridge, Appleby - reports of very high water level potentially impacting on bridge

On Monday, Eden Bridge on the old A66 close to Temple Sowerby was closed due to structural damage.

Meanwhile Cumbria Council published a list of roads closed by the floods.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs