Two months to repair damaged bridge

MAJOR damage caused to a bridge by a lorry in February will not be repaired for at least three months.The cost of the work, which will take two months to complete, is still unknown and Suffolk County Council officials said assessments are still being carried out.

MAJOR damage caused to a bridge by a lorry in February will not be repaired for at least three months.

The cost of the work, which will take two months to complete, is still unknown and Suffolk County Council officials said assessments are still being carried out.

The accident happened on February 19 when a lorry carrying a waste minimiser passed under a bridge on the A12 at Brightwell.

A digger arm on the minimiser had not been put down and as it passed under the Bucklesham Road bridge, pieces of concrete were wrenched out.

The road was re-opened after the lorry was cleared away but Suffolk County Council, which is in charge of the road, said it would have to close again at a later date for permanent repairs to take place.

A spokeswoman said: “Contractors are carrying out assessments on the road at the moment to determine how much it will cost to repair.

Most Read

“The work will take two months to carry out so we will not start it until after the Suffolk Show in June.

“The road will not be closed for the full two months but will be shut off a few times.

“We hope to carry out the majority of the work when the road is already due to be closed for other road works.”

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter