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Boothferry Bridge reopened after digger gets stuck.

Boothferry Bridge has now reopened following an earlier incident in which a lorry reportedly caught the bridge as it was travelling.

The road was closed in both directions following the incident, which happened at about 8.30am this morning.

Humberside Police attended the scene. Photographer Sean Stewart, who was at the scene, said the driver was travelling from Goole to Howden.

He said: “Boothferry Bridge is closed to traffic after a lorry has gone across the bridge with a dumper truck and mini digger. The arm has caught the top of the bridge. It was travelling from Goole to Howden.”

Sean Stewart

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The scene on Boothferry Bridge, near Goole.Mr Stewart said the lorry was later taken away.

“They have freed the digger and taken the lorry away,” he said.

“They hit the metal frame work. Where it has run into the beams, it has smashed two downwards so they are sticking down into the roadway.

“So the company are going to get cutting gear to cut those off. The bridge remains closed.”

Mark Love, owner of Fairfax Plant Hire Ltd, which owns the vehicle said nobody had been hurt.

Speaking earlier, he said: “I’ve just got here. It’s caught the bridge. The police are here.


Mr Love added: “We have just caught the bridge but it’s been caught several times over the years. Nobody is hurt.”

Sean Stewart

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The digger caught in the bridge structure.Representatives from East Riding Council’s highways department were also at the scene dealing with the problem.

Updated 12.44am.

Sean Stewart

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REOPEN: Boothferry Bridge.

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