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Update following damaged bridge near Brassington

Published: 18 April 2019

A road near Brassington has reopened after a lorry ran into a bridge causing extensive damage yesterday (Wednesday 17 April).

But a stretch of Derbyshire County Council’s High Peak Trail which was carried over the B5056 by the bridge remains closed.

The county council removed the bridge to make it safe following the incident and is now investigating whether alternative measures can be put in place to allow trail users to use the full length of the High Peak Trail again.

Councillor Simon Spencer, Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure, said:

“The High Peak Trail is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders and we’re looking at what potential measures we can put in place to allow people to keep enjoying this well-used section of the route while the bridge is rebuilt.”

The High Peak Trail stretches 17.5 miles from High Peak Junction near Cromford to Dowlow near Buxton.

Middleton Top Visitor Centre and car park will remain open allowing visitors to access the High Peak trail down to High Peak Junction and the Cromford Canal.

The High Peak Trail will remain open to just beyond Harborough Rocks where the Limestone Way crosses the Trail. This closure will be in place up to where the trail crosses the B5056.

Visitors can also park at Minninglow or Parsley Hay which are at the other side of the closure.