Papcastle Bridge

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Papcastle Bridge
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Location
Cockermouth NW Bypass
County
Cumberland
Highway Authority
Highways England
On road(s)
A595

Papcastle Bridge is a three span structure that carries the A595 over the River Derwent on the Cockermouth NW Bypass. It was constructed in 1991 as part of a scheme to route the A595 round the town, thus taking through traffic off the older Gote Bridge and the steep Gote Brow incline.

Papcastle Bridge from the nearby fields

When floods in 2009 and 2015 damaged and closed most of the bridges in West Cumbria, Papcastle Bridge, with its more modern design, remained open and became a diversion route. As a result, the S2 A595 it carries became extremely congested, until a temporary bridge was constructed in Workington.



Papcastle Bridge
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Footpath alongside the River Derwent - Geograph - 3765382.jpgLow Road Roundabout and Papcastle Bridge - Geograph - 5515309.jpg
Crossings of the River Derwent (Cumbria)
Seatoller Bridge • Derwent Bridge (Keswick) • Keswick Bypass Bridge • Ouse Bridge • Derwent Bridge (Cockermouth) • Papcastle Bridge • Calva Bridge • A597 Temporary Bridge  • Northside Bridge