A photo has been taken showing a car - believed to be a Citroen C3 Picasso - using a landmark Suffolk rail bridge designed only for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.

The image - posted to a Trimley Facebook page - shows the red five-door hatchback turning a corner at the top of the green bridge in Gun Lane, Trimley St Martin, after apparently driving up the walkway.

The social media poster believed the motorist had driven up the bridge to watch the trains hurtling underneath on the Ipswich to Felixstowe line.

Previously, the EADT has reported how the information about the car had been passed to Network Rail, which manages the infrastructure, by Trimley St Martin Parish Council with advice that checks should be made on the 'structural integrity of the bridge'.

The council's clerk Carly Small said: "We were made aware of it and we have made the relevant authorities aware of it and that is as much as we can do."

The new bridge was opened in September 2019 to mark the end of work to upgrade the track to Britain's busiest container port at Felixstowe.

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The crossing was the last major part of a £65m investment to upgrade the branch line; installing nearly a mile of double track between Trimley station and the Gun Lane bridge, upgrading four level crossings and improving signalling and telecoms systems.

The aim was to increase the capacity of the line by ten trains per day in each direction, allowing more goods to be moved by freight to the port, while the bridleway bridge was designed to provide an alternative safe route across the railway line to access the local countryside.

A Network Rail spokesperson said: “The bridleway bridge at Gun Lane is designed solely for the use of pedestrians and horses.

"Anyone seeing vehicles illegally using the bridge should report the matter immediately to the police.”

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