Millthrop Bridge damage

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Parapet damaged on Millthrop Bridge (photo: YDNPA)

Millthrop Bridge – which takes the road from Dent to Sedbergh across the River Rawthey – has been damaged by a vehicle and is now closed to motor traffic.

It is open to walkers at the moment, so Dales Way walkers can still cross with care.

The north-eastern parapet has been knocked down, making that side dangerous, but walkers sticking to the south-western edge should be o.k.

Should the bridge be closed altogether in the future, there are a couple of alternative routes for Dales Way walkers:-

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  • To rejoin the Dales Way at Birks Mill, follow the road beside the river westwards for a little under half a mile, then join a footpath that leads to the crossing of the River at Birks Mill footbridge (itself only recently fixed with help from the DWA);
  • To head in to Sedbergh, follow a footpath alongside the River heading east for half a mile, to cross at New Bridge.

Watch this space for updates.

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