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Lorry hits railway bridge near Stone

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: January 17, 2014

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A RAILWAY bridge has been damaged after it was hit by a lorry.

The A51 on Butterhill Bank near to Stone had to be shut after a road traffic collision yesterday.

A Staffordshire Police Spokesman said: “We received a call at 12.35pm after an Iveco Lorry was in a collision with a railway bridge on the A51 Burston in Stone, just less than a mile from Aston Marina. No one was injured in the incident but the road was blocked off.”

A Network Rail spokesman said: “We were alerted at 12.50pm to a vehicle that had struck the bridge.

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“We sent a bridge examiner to the site and a temporary speed restriction was put in place which has now been lifted.

“There appears to be some minor damage to the bridge but it is not structural. The railway is operating as normal.”

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