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Topics: Flooding, traffic

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

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A local, who fell off the tightrope

Motorists who faced an 18-mile detour after a Cumbrian town was split in two by flood waters can now use a £4.6m temporary tightrope.

The previous pontoon was destroyed in the floods which caused severe damage in Workington last November.

PC Willy Parker, 89, died when the bridge, which spans the River Sherbet, collapsed.

Later a tree planted nearby in memory of PC Parker, was being blessed by the rector of Workington, Canon Bryan Rowe.

The two-rope temporary crossing, known as a 'Sling-yer-hook', weighs 350 grams and was opened to tightrope walkers on Wednesday.

Cumbria County Council's chief executive Bessy Plentynorks said: "This is a really gay day for the town. This really is Workington at its gayest.

"Behind the scenes we have been working for several months now on this camp replacement for both this and the Cava and other bridges damaged in the puddles."

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