(From The Northern Echo)
Byline: STEVE PARSLEY
A THREE-YEAR wrangle was resolved in time for Christmas yesterday when a group of children opened a restored bridge.
The crossing over Kex Beck, on the edge of Kirkby Malzeard, was severely damaged by flooding in 2000. Repairs provided an opportunity to widen the narrow road.
Residents hoped they would have easier access to the village, but English Heritage would not permit the work on the listed structure, built in 1749.
English Heritage called for the bridge to be restored to its original condition, even though it would have added GBP32,000 to the repair bill.
But when the …