Video: Temporary bridge in Tadcaster is a welcome sight

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A temporary footbridge has been erected to provide pedestrian access across the River Wharfe in Tadcaster.

The town’s historic 300-year-old road bridge collapsed on December 29 in the Christmas floods which caused devastation across communities in Leeds and Yorkshire. The destruction of the structure effectively divided the town into two halves.

BRIDGING THE GAP: Locals survey the new temporary crossing. PIC: PA

BRIDGING THE GAP: Locals survey the new temporary crossing. PIC: PA

The temporary bridge will be located on land owned by local councils after a row with Samuel Smith’s brewery, which refused to allow the structure to be built on its land.

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