Flood-damaged bridge to be dismantled soon

Morpeth Chantry Footbridge
Morpeth Chantry Footbridge

DAMAGED sections of the Chantry Footbridge are set to be removed for repairs.

The historic bridge was at risk of collapse after suffering structural damage when it was struck by a tree during the September flood.

The Chantry footbridge in Morpeth which has had a temporary support structure put up to stop it falling down after it was weakened during the last floods.

The Chantry footbridge in Morpeth which has had a temporary support structure put up to stop it falling down after it was weakened during the last floods.

The nearby Telford Bridge was closed overnight last Wednesday to enable a large crane to be brought in for emergency work to be carried out.

Engineers installed a temporary support and have managed to stabilise the cast iron structure.

Now experts are confirming calculations and final details before starting the dismantling process.

The bridge remains closed and pedestrians are advised to use the Telford Bridge, or cross the river via Carlisle Park and the Elliott Footbridge.