Wark Bridge refurbishment work goes on webcam

A webcam has been installed on a Northumberland river bridge so that people can watch progress on a £2m refurbishment scheme

Repair work on Wark Bridge
Repair work on Wark Bridge

A webcam has been installed on a Northumberland river bridge so that people can watch progress on a £2m refurbishment scheme.

The camera, which has been placed on part of Wark Bridge over the Tyne, is set up so that  it refreshes every five minutes, and pictures are then uploaded to a dedicated page on the county council’s website between 8am and 6pm, five days a week.

The bridge crosses the North Tyne between Bellingham and Chollerford and provides an important link for villages such as Birtley and Gunnerton to the east of the river.

Repair work on Wark Bridge
Repair work on Wark Bridge
 

In September 2010, following a petition submitted by local people, the  council decided to refurbish it in a scheme being carried out in  three phases over the next five years.

A walkway has been attached to the existing bridge to allow pedestrians to cross the river over the bridge.

To view the latest progress on the bridge visit http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

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