Tadcaster ‘split in half’ by bridge collapse

Locals look at the bridge in Tadcaster. PIC: PA
Locals look at the bridge in Tadcaster. PIC: PA
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Environment Secretary Liz Truss said rebuilding Tadcaster’s partially-collapsed bridge was a “national priority” as she visited the town.

Large parts of the bridge over the Wharfe dramatically fell into the water on Tuesday, causing a gas leak.

Ms Truss said during the visit that the bridge was in a “terrible state” because of the torrents of water caused by the flooding.

She said: “The town is split in half, and one of the things that I am here to say in Tadcaster is that it is a national priority to get this bridge up and running again.”

The cordon around the gas pipe was lifted today (Dec 30) and residents returned home.

Kevin Hollinrake MP for Thirsk and Malton Picture: Anna Gowthorpe

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