Story by Dan Bridge in The Press.
A flood stricken community in North Yorkshire will be given £3.3 million from the government to restore its historic bridge.
The 300-year-old bridge over the River Wharfe in Tadcaster, which separated the two sides of the town and allowed easier access to York and Leeds, partially collapsed during the recent flooding.
Residents have been forced to use the A64 to get from one side of town to the other, while pedestrians have been able to use the old railway viaduct.
Today, the Scarborough MP and Flood Envoy for North Yorkshire Robert Goodwill has announced the Department for Transport would provide £3m for the restoration of the bridge, and another £300,000 to pay for a temporary footbridge to last until North Yorkshire County Council’s repairs on the bridge are complete.
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