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Broughton Lane bridge repaired ahead of schedule

Broughton Lane bridge, pictured just after the crash, has now been repaired

Broughton Lane bridge, pictured just after the crash, has now been repaired

Broughton Lane in Aylesbury has reopened after repairs to its bridge following a hit and run crash finished ahead of schedule.

The work to the 200-year-old hump backed bridge was expected to take up to a month.

But it was closed to traffic for just a week and opened to traffic again last night (Monday).

Bucks County Council tweeted this morning to say the road had reopened.

The Canal River Trust has spent £30,000 on the repairs and is appealing for witnesses to the crash which occured on Tuesday evening last week.

Spokeswoman Sarah Rudy said: “The driver managed to hit the bridge with such force they moved the bricks across a couple of inches.”

Scaffolding was used to help with the rebuilding work.

“We are extremely upset and disappointed.

“It was only rebuilt a few months ago after a previous accident. People carelessly cause this damage and when they leave no details we are left to pay for the damage which is incredibly frustrating.

“We would ask people to slow down as they cross hump backed bridges please.”

The council tweeted:‘Broughton Lane has reopened early due to excellent work by bridge owners @CanalRiverTrust Please treat with respect & remember weight limit’.

Anyone with any information about the accident is asked to contact the Canal River Trust on email enquiries.southeast@canalrivertrust.org.uk

 

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