One of the main routes in and out of Ludlow, Ludford Bridge was damaged on Sunday night, when it was hit by a reversing truck that had tried to get up Lower Broad Street.
At any other time of the year, the closure of this bridge would have a major impact on trade. But we do need the bridge open by the time the tourist season opens at Easter. Whether the work can be completed in four weeks is bound to depend quite a lot on the weather.
There is no estimate yet for the costs of the works. We collecting evidence about how the incident happened. This was an mishap caused by bad driving and the bill for repairs should not fall to council taxpayers.
If you have any information about what happened, please contact me.