Kendal Town Council

Councillors briefed on Bridge Closures

Kendal Town Councillors were briefed tonight by Westmorland and Furness Council highways engineers about the imminent emergency closure of the two road bridges across the Kendal Bypass. The closure of the Underbarrow and Brigsteer road bridges will separate the town from Scout Scar and the Lake District National Park to the west. It will also cut off those communities to the west of Kendal from the services of the town. The diversions are expected to be in excess of 8 miles, and to be in place for a considerable period. The problem lies in the construction method used in the bridges, which date back to when the town was first bypassed in the early 1970s. More information about the closures can be found at Kendal bridges to close from Wednesday for precautionary safety assessments | Westmorland and Furness Council.