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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
Representatives from East Riding Council’s highways department were also at the scene dealing with the problem.
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