The great news is that Ludford Bridge reopened at 4pm this afternoon, 6 May – a full week ahead of Shropshire Council’s most recent predictions. Even better news, is that this is a first class repair expertly supervised by mason Paul Arrowsmith. The stonework does look rather new, pretty much as the bridge might have looked after it was restored in 1886. Check out the photos below to see what I mean. Some people think the new stonework is awful. I disagree.