Repair work begins on Calderdale bridge damaged by storms

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Rastrick Bridge
Repair work has begun on bridge in Calderdale that was badly damaged by Storm Ciara.

Following the completion of survey work, repairs have begun on Rastrick Bridge in Brighouse which has been closed to traffic since late April.

This is everything we know about the damage and the work being carried out on the bridge.

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Diving surveys identified some scour holes under one of the central pillars and some hairline cracking to one of the bridge arches.

A contractor is carrying out the complex repair work, which will involve pumping concrete support into the holes and then installing boulders around the structure to add further protection.

The bridge will reopen to traffic when this work is complete, however the work is very weather dependent and any heavy rainfall could delay the completion.

The boulder work can be done whilst the road is open and weather permitting, the work should be fully finished before the end of July, with the bridge being opened to traffic in mid-July.

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