Coniston Cold bridge on the A65 in Craven is to be closed for five nights for repairs following damage caused by a road accident involving a car in September.

Stones which fell from the bridge

The bridge will be closed from 7pm to 5am from 10 to 14 December to recover stone and to rebuild the parapet. A signposted diversion will be in place during the work.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Don Mackenzie, executive member for highways, said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank people for their patience while these essential repairs are carried out.

“In view of the fact that this historic bridge has suffered regular damage caused by vehicle strikes, the county council is taking forward a project that would deliver a new, wider structure alongside the existing bridge, subject to the necessary funding becoming available in the future.”

This story was published 4 December 2018