Orwell Bridge reopens after police incident

PUBLISHED: 14:00 27 October 2019 | UPDATED: 16:47 27 October 2019

The Orwell Bridge closed briefly on Friday evening Picture: GREGG BROWN

The Orwell Bridge closed briefly on Friday evening Picture: GREGG BROWN


The A14 Orwell Bridge has reopened after a police incident closed the westbound carriageway.

Officers were called at approximately 1.30pm to reports that a person had been found at the foot of the bridge.

A police spokesman said the person is in a life-threatening condition and has been taken to Addenbrookes Hospital for treatment.

The bridge was closed westbound, heading towards Bury St Edmunds for more than 30 minutes but has now been reopened.

Two fire engines, from Ipswich East and Princes Street fire stations, were also called at 1.35pm to The Strand at Wherstead.

Motorists said a police car was holding traffic on the westbound carriageway.

Reports from Highways England officials said that the A14 westbound between junction 57 for Nacton and junction 56 for Wherstead had been currently closed because of the incident but was reopened as soon as possible.

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