Harleston road closed for urgent bridge repairs


Urgent bridge repairs will be carried out in Harleston after a car crash led to a vehicle damaging a bridge.

Norfolk County Council has announced an emergency road closure has been placed on Station Hill, Dicky Hill and Gawdy Lane in the south Norfolk town.

The road closure is for public safety and bridge repair

A car crash on Tuesday, April 19 involving two vehicles knocked the north end of the east brick parapet wall down into the river, a tributary to the River Waveney.

The bridge, and adjoining roads, are not wide enough to allow vehicles to pass safely.

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Scaffolding has to be designed and constructed before repair can begin.

The repair work is expected to be completed by 20 May but the council hopes to finish it earlier if possible.

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During the closure there will be signed diversions - west via Starston and east via Church Lane to the A143.

Access to properties will be maintained at all times. T

The bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists.

The work will be carried out by Norfolk County Council's Community and Environmental Services Department and their contractors.

Norfolk County Council will seek to recover the cost of the works through an insurance claim and has apologised for any inconvenience caused to motorists.

On Tuesday, April 19 the East of England Ambulance Service were called at 10am and treated a man in his 60s who was complaining of neck pain due to the airbag.

He was discharged at the scene.

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