Elland Bridge now open to traffic

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Dozens of local people gathered on Wednesday 8 February to see Elland Bridge reopen to vehicles for the first time since it was destroyed by the Boxing Day 2015 floods… read more…

Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, and Simon Bamford, director of asset delivery for the Canal & River Trust, declared the bridge open after cutting a ribbon, and the local Brooksbank School Sports College brass band played as the first vehicle drove over the newly rebuilt bridge.

Work to rebuild Elland Bridge started quickly after the 2015 floods, and every step has been taken to keep the community as connected as possible, with temporary footbridges in place throughout.

The work has been financed through the Department for Transport flood recovery fund.