Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 8°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich: Lorry and digger hit railway bridge at Warren Heath

11:58 15 February 2013

Bridge strike at Warren Heath by David Tillett

Bridge strike at Warren Heath by David Tillett

Archant

ENGINEERS are assessing the damage to a railway bridge after it was hit by a lorry carrying a digger.

shares

The accident happened in Warren Heath at about 8.50am on Felixstowe Road at the junction with Ransomes Way and the road is blocked as a result.

The lorry hit a supporting pillar, knocking the digger from its trailer and onto the pavement.

The lorry is still in the road causing an obstruction to traffic and police have closed the area off to clear away the vehicles and allow Network Rail engineers to examine the bridge for structural damage.

There were no injuries and a diesel spillage is also being cleared.

Rail services between Ipswich and Felixstowe have been disrupted but all lines are open. Delays or rail replacements may still be in place at short notice.

shares

1 comment

  • It appears from the pictures that the bridge had no height markings to warn drivers of safe clearance

    Report this comment

    Rolf

    Saturday, February 16, 2013

Essex fire crews attended

Firefighters in Essex have been called to a blaze at an art warehouse in Colchester this evening.

London Road North in Lowestoft has been cordoned off by emergency services.

Emergency services have descended on the centre of Lowestoft following an incident this afternoon.

Shotley wins Village of the Year.

Shotley has been announced the winner of the annual Suffolk Village of the Year competition.

Firefighters attended the incident

Emergency services were called to a crash on the A14 near Coddenham this afternoon.

It won't be the real thing, sadly, but there is an Abba tribute in Colchester this weekend

Brave the September weather this weekend and treat family and friends to a day out in East Anglia. Unsure where to go? Here are 10 events you shouldn’t miss:

The scene of a fire at Exning Primary School. Headteacher, James Clark.

Two members of the public tried to stop the blaze at Exning Primary School before the fire brigade arrived.

Ronald Chisnall

An 89-year-old widower who sexually assaulted two schoolgirls at his Ipswich home has been jailed for 34 months.

Fire crews at the scene of a fire behind the former Burton's factory in Ipswich Waterfront

Firefighters have been called to a fire at the former Burtons factory on Ipswich Waterfront.

Jonathan Dotchin, Kezi Mellen UCS LGBT+ society with Valerie Jarvis of Theta Cafe with some of the items collected for Calais refugees.

Members of a university Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) society have launched a collection for refugees in Calais.

The A14

Emergency teams worked to release a man trapped in his car after it overturned on the A14.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages