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Images from Linton Bridge reopening celebration


A selection of images from the reopening of Linton Bridge in Leeds on Saturday following the completion of a major repair project to restore the bridge to use for the first time since December 27 2015 when it was damaged by flooding caused by the impact of Storm Eva.

Linton Bridge carries the minor road that links Collingham and Linton over the River Wharfe near Wetherby in West Yorkshire, England. The Grade II listed bridge was built out of rock-faced stone in the early to mid-19th century. Its parapet, terminating in square piers, was renewed later that century. It has three basket arches and rounded cutwaters.

The bridge was closed on 27 December 2015 after flood water, in the aftermath of Storm Eva, caused a pier to settle, cracking the carriageway and damaging its parapet. The closest road bridge linking the villages is Wetherby Bridge. The bridge reopened on 2 September 2017 after repairs costing £5.1m. It was one of more than 100 bridges that were damaged in the aftermath of the storm.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Jane Dowson and Leeds City Council executive member for regeneration, transport and planning Councillor Richard Lewis led the reopening celebrations, along with community representatives Lily Sparling (Linton) and Andrew Walker (Collingham).