September 28th, 2016

Police launch Bidford Bridge crash investigation

Police launch Bidford Bridge crash investigation Police launch Bidford Bridge crash investigation
Updated: 1:23 pm, Jul 06, 2015

POLICE have launched an investigation into the Bidford Bridge crash.

A crop sprayer smashed into the historic bridge on June 9 and it is set to be closed for another five months while repairs are carried out.

Insp Julia Brealey for South Warwickshire Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Following our initial inquiries into last month’s collision the decision has been made for an investigation to be carried out to further ascertain the circumstances behind the collision.

“We are appealing for anyone with any further information to come forward to police on 101.”

The route, the B4085 Honeybourne Road, is one of the main roads in and out of Bidford, and its closure has forced motorists to take lengthy detours.

Businesses next to the 600 year-old bridge have expressed concerns businesses could be hit over the summer by the closure.

Warwickshire County Council assured residents and businesses it was doing all it could to keep disruption to a minimum – including providing extra parking and signs to ensure visitors knew businesses were still running as normal.

The bridge remains open to cyclists and pedestrians.

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