Van crashes into Manningtree railway bridge

A crash has closed the A137 at Manningtree this morning.

A crash has closed the A137 at Manningtree this morning. - Credit: Chelsea Bee

Part of the A137 at Manningtree Station was closed this morning after a van struck the railway bridge. 

The road was partially blocked after the accident on the A137 near Manningtree Station and the driver was reported for careless driving. 

A137 crash manningtree

The A136 has been closed this morning following a van getting stuck under the railway bridge in Manningtree. - Credit: Chelsea Bee

It was first reported at around 9am this morning and traffic remained heavy for drivers in both directions for some time. 

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We were called shortly before 8.40am on Tuesday, December 22 with reports a van had struck a bridge at Manningtree train station.

"It was removed by 10.15am and the driver was reported for careless driving."

Ipswich Buses tweeted that there would be delays to its 92 service as a result of the collision. 

A van has become stuck under Manningtree railway bridge

A van has become stuck under Manningtree railway bridge on the A137. - Credit: Fran Reeve