Reading Bridge has officially reopened following a closure lasting nearly two weeks.

Essential work to repair and strengthen the 92-year-old bridge required the full road closure which began on Monday, May 18.

However, the off-peak closures permitting single-lane two-way traffic which were in place before the closure began will continue.

Reading Bridge normally carries about 24,000 vehicles a day and the closure was the first since it opened in 1923.

Traffic was diverted to Caversham Bridge, which carries more than 35,000 vehicles per day, for two weeks, with the second week coinciding with half term.

Pedestrian access was maintained over Reading Bridge throughout the fortnight.

The bridge will be painted once all the works are completed in late July/early August.