Last updated: Mon 16 Oct 2017

Nunney Bridge damaged overnight

Nunney Bridge has been substantially damaged by an unidentified vehicle overnight in the early hours of Monday 16 October.

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The incident left debris across the road surface of Nunney Bridge.

Part of the southwest facing wall on the side of the Grade II listed bridge was left pushed out, with several large stones visible in the brook and others hanging precariously out of the side of the bridge.

Limestone debris from the wall was visible on the road surface of the bridge. A bridge engineer from Somerset Highways was due to inspect the damage on Monday morning.

The damage looks like it may have been caused by an articulated vehicle failing to reverse onto the bridge after taking a wrong turn. No driver has come forward as yet.

Two residents in the Market Place described to Visit Nunney separately hearing a large vehicle outside just before 3am. They said it continued to make considerable noise for around 10 minutes before departing.

If you witnessed the incident or have any information that may help to identify the cause of the damage, please contact Nunney Parish Councillor Ken Lloyd on 0137 3836 079.

nunney bridge

Part of the bridge wall was pushed through (left), with debris visible on the pipes underneath (centre) and several large stones in the Nunney Brook (right).

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