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By Abbey Morton
Lockerbie and Lochmaben
Bridge repairs

A BRIDGE which closed following structural damage caused by Storm Desmond has reopened.

And the final cost of the work on Debate bridge, near Waterbeck, is estimate d to be about £15,000.

Engineers inspected the bridge on the B7068 road, which is about eight mile s from Lockerbie heading to Langholm.

A report from Dumfries and Galloway Council explained the pitched stone invert had been washed out and significant scour has occurred to on e abutment during the storm at the beginning of December.

Stone infill was place d as a temporary measure the n concrete place d to invert and abutment.