Weight restriction on bridge?

Date: Friday 3rd December 2010

NEWSHAM Bridge, at Threlkeld, looks likely to have a three-tonne weight limit imposed on it, after Network Rail told Cumbria County Council it would suffer structurally if it continued to take traffic up to five tonnes. The stone-arched bridge sits where the road crosses over the old Penrith to Keswick railway line on to Threlkeld Common.

Members of Cumbria County Council’s local committee for Eden agreed to advertise the proposed change when they met at Penrith Rugby Club on Monday.