Government announces £5.5m to repair Calderdale bridge
Monday January 18th, 2016
Ministerial Flood Recovery Envoy for Yorkshire Robert Goodwill announced up to £5.5 million of funding to rebuild Elland Bridge in Calderdale, West Yorkshire and construct a temporary foot bridge nearby, after the historic crossing was damaged in the recent floods.
This new funding will enable Calderdale Council to rebuild this listed bridge following structural assessments that have been undertaken by specialist engineers and construct a temporary crossing needed to reconnect the local community.
The money is in addition to £3.3 million provided by the government to repair Tadcaster Bridge in North Yorkshire and build a temporary footbridge, announced by Robert Goodwill last week.
Robert 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 £5.5 million to restore this important crossing and construct the temporary footbridge. This is an important step in keeping the recovery effort on track in Yorkshire and illustrates how the government is standing shoulder to shoulder with the hard working Elland community as they recover from the floods.”
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