Tree swept on to footbridge after falling in heavy flooding

A 30-foot tree which was washed onto a footbridge in Washington during last week’s flooding, has now been safely removed.

Tuesday, 12th October 2021, 3:46 pm

The tree was swept onto the small wooden bridge following heavy rain which swelled at Biddick Burn where the bridge stands.

The bridge, which is a popular place for walkers, is now safe to use again.

Workers removed branches from the trunk before chopping it up.

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Flooding placed the tree trunk squarely onto the footbridge. Picture courtesy of Keith Anderson.

A previous bridge on the same spot was washed away by past flooding and replaced by the current version in 2019.

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Flooding placed the tree trunk squarely onto the footbridge. Picture courtesy of Keith Anderson.
The footbridge is now back in use.