Traffic disruption after lorry hits Blackburn railway bridge
12:59pm Tuesday 20th August 2013 in News
TRAINS were disrupted when a lorry crashed into a railway bridge this morning.
The incident, which happened at around 10.40am at the Skew Bridge in Whalley New Road, Blackburn, resulted in the 10am service from Manchester Victoria to Clitheroe being turned back at Blackburn and the 10.40am service travelling in the opposite direction only being able to start at Blackburn.
The lorry, which was severely damaged, was carrying soft drinks and alcopops from Blackburn to Accrington.
The driver was left shaken but was not harmed.
One lane was blocked while a recovery van was called and police officers controlled traffic to ensure it did not back up.
A Network Rail engineer was called to the site and the structural integrity of the bridge was found to be sound.
Normal service was resumed at 11.46am.
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