Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Eastham Bridge Collapses

A Grade II listed bridge which has been in place since the 18th Century has collapsed.

Picture: Ryan Parkes

Picture @WorcsTravel
See drone footage of the collapsed bridge.

Police were called out to Eastham Bridge over the River Teme following reports it had caved in at about 15:30pm

The bridge was built in 1793 and was originally a toll road, which the county council took ownership of in 1907 when it was made free to access.

A spokesman for Worcestershire County Council said: "Highways engineers are on site to assess the damage and ensure the area is safe.

"Diversions are currently being arranged. An investigation has started to look into what happened."

Luckily it collapsed shortly before some of the school transport buses were due to use this route.

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