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River Aire footbridge closes for flood prevention work

A popular footbridge over the River Aire has been temporarily closed until August 2021 to allow vital flood defence work to be carried out.

The work will involve raising the footbridge at Milford Place, near to Viaduct Road, and is being delivered by Leeds City Council and the Environment Agency.

It will help to reduce flood risk and provide better protection to communities along the River Aire corridor who were affected by the Boxing Day 2015 floods.

It is part of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase 2 works, which will deliver one-in-100-year protection against flooding in the city centre, Kirkstall Valley and beyond.

The footbridge dates back to 1890.


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