THE road bridge in Haydon Bridge has reopened after being closed for a month for repair works.

The bridge was due to be closed from August 5 until September 8, forcing drivers into a two mile diversion.

However, Northumberland County Council completed the repair work ahead of schedule, and the bridge was reopened on Wednesday afternoon.

Traffic was diverted around the village on the A69 bypass as the council worked to replace the bridge’s expansion joints and resurfaced the carriageway and footway.