Ludlow’s historic Ludford Bridge closed after vehicle damage

Update

Shropshire Council has issued an update. It seems that Ludford Bridge will be closed for up to three weeks.

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Last night (Sunday) a vehicle smashed into Ludford Bridge. I don’t know the circumstances (but thanks to town councillor Tim Gill for alerting me).

The bridge has been closed to vehicles by Shropshire Highways. Pedestrians and cyclists can still cross the bridge. The diversion is via Sheet Road.

Part of the parapet adjacent to Walkmill has been knocked into the river. The damage doesn’t look structural but it must have been quite a hard hit to do this much damage.

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