Reclaimed stone to be used in bridge repair

WORK to repair the 13th century bridge between Huntingdon and Godmanchester is likely to cost between £10,000 and £15,000, but Council Tax payers will not be footing the bill. Repairs will start as soon as the Environment Agency and English Heritage give

WORK to repair the 13th century bridge between Huntingdon and Godmanchester is likely to cost between £10,000 and £15,000, but Council Tax payers will not be footing the bill.

Repairs will start as soon as the Environment Agency and English Heritage give the go-ahead, Cambridgeshire County Council said this week.

"The works will be carried out by specialist contractors and will have to happen off-peak. It is likely we will be using temporary traffic lights," a spokesman added.

The bill will be paid by the insurers of a lorry that collided with the parapet late last year, sending tonnes of mediaeval stone tumbling into the River Great Ouse. The stone, which was recovered by specialist divers, will be re-used in the repaired wall.


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The council said it would publicise the work in advance, enabling drivers to plan detours. The repairs are likely to take around a week to complete.

A spokesman for the Environment Agency said it was awaiting an application from the county for consent to undertake works that would affect a watercourse.

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English Heritage was unable to say when it was likely to give the go-ahead for the work.

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