Bolton Priory footbridge closed for repairs

priory bridge

The popular footbridge at Bolton Priory, which carries the Dales Way footpath across the river Wharfe, is to be closed for 2 days from Monday August 3rd to Wednesday August 5th.

In February the bridge was damaged by floodwater and in March the National Park Authority put a 6 month closure order on the bridge, though people continued to cross it.

High waters have delayed the repair work, which involves replacing a section of the bridge nearest to the Abbey. Local contractors will be carrying out the work.

Walkers should stick to the east side of the river from the Priory, taking the access road from the Cavendish memorial to the Cavendish Pavilion, to rejoin the Dales Way there.

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