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Army building emergency bridge for flooded town

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Royal Engineers are working to lay 4,000 tonnes of rock base foundations for a 110-tonne footbridge in the flood-hit town of Workington in Cumbria.

They hope the bridge will be open by next weekend.

The town was cut in half when floods washed away bridges and damaged others.

Maj Phillip Curtis told the BBC they were aiming to have the bridge finished by next weekend.

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