The reopening of the Bruntyards bridge has come as a delight for a north-east woman who has spent thousands of pounds on taxis to reach her beloved horse.
The crossing has been out of action after it was washed away by heavy rainfall in September 2019. Jacqueline Fraser has lived down the road from the crossing for two years.
The 33-year-old has spina bifida and needs a wheelchair to get around. She was up on her feet until last summer when she was diagnosed with Charcot in her knee. Jacqueline spent up to £20 a day on taxis to get to her horse, Randall, who lives in a field on the other side of the bridge.