WORKINGTON DIVERSION
VIA TEMPORARY FOOTBRIDGE OVER RIVER DERWENT

Last updated - 12th. March 2010

Following the collapse and damage to road bridges over the River Derwent and the collapse of the Navvies foot bridge used by NCN 72 Hadrian's Cycleway, the Army have constructed a temporary foot bridge upstream of the damaged Calva A596 road bridge. This will allow NCN 72 - Hadrian's Cycleway to cross the river.

FOR SAFETY REASONS CYCLING IS NOT PERMITTED OVER THE
TEMPORARY FOOTBRIDGE, PLEASE WALK ACROSS
An on the spot fine of £30 is being enforced.


THE DIVERSION ROUTES HAS NOW BEEN SIGNED
and a new linking path constructed.

The original route via the Navvies Footbridge is blocked off due top the collapse of the bridge.

NORTHBOUND DIVERSION :-
DIVERSION MAP NORTHBOUND (Jan 2010)

Just after the underpass at mile 30.3 bear left on the road and almost immediatley bear left up the a narrow pedestrian zig zag ramp to Brow Top.

WALK UP THIS PEDESTRIAN RAMP - DO NOT RIDE ON THIS SECTION.

At top of ramp bear left onto Brow Top to sharp right hand bend in road - keep straight ahead and follow a narrow lane/path to junction with Bridge Street opposite the Magistrates Court.
Turn left and follow Hall Brow towards the Calva Road Bridge (Closed and condemmed)
Just before to closed off bridge, bear right and follow minor road upstream to the site of the temporary footbridge.

WALK - DO NOT RIDE ACROSS THE TEMPORARY FOOTBRIDGE.

On north bank, turn left and follow new stone path to the roundabout at the north end of Calva Bridge.

NOTE:- the A596 is now ONE WAY eastbound only

Follow either footway or road around the roundabout clockwise to join the footway alongside the A596 road.
You may have to walk this section and give way to pedestrians.
Continue westwards just before the bridge bear left up new path up the side of the embankment.
Turn Right to rejoin NCN 72 Hadrian's Cycleway north to Flimby and Maryport.


SOUTHBOUND DIVERSION :-
DIVERSION MAP SOUTHBOUND
(Jan 2010)

After passing through the Hagworm Wriggle gate and crossing the bridge over the A596 road turn left, down new link path to the A596 road, bear right and follow footway to the Calva Roundabout
(NOTE this road is now one-way eastbound only)
Take 1st exit (signed Seaton) then immediatly turn right to Barepot and the site of the temporary footbridge.

WALK - DO NOT RIDE ACROSS THE TEMPORARY FOOTBRIDGE.

Cross the river and turn right downstream on minor road to junction with A596 at south end of Calva Bridge.
Bear left and follow road to the Magistrates Court. Opposite the magistrates court building turn right and follow narrow lane to Brow Top. Bear right down zig zag pedestrian ramp, at bottom turn right to join road.

WALK DOWN THIS PEDESTRIAN RAMP - DO NOT RIDE ON THIS SECTION.

Follow road through underpass to rejoin NCN 72 - Hadrian's Cycleway south to Workington and Raveneglass.


16/12/2009 Cumbria County Council announce that a temporary road bridge will be constructed and will be in use by late Spring 2010. This will cross the river somewhere in between the collapsed Northside Bridge and the condemmed Calva Bridge. This temporary bridge will be designed to carry 2 way vehicle traffic up to 42 tonne HGVs and will also have a pedestrian / cycle path across it, which will allow a shorter diversion route for NCN 72 to be established.

Click here to view web cam showing the temporary road bridge beong constructed