Weight restrictions on main road into Bury St Edmunds after railway bridge labelled structually unsound

The railway bridge works in Newmarket Road, Bury St Edmunds

The railway bridge works in Newmarket Road, Bury St Edmunds

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Restrictions on a main road into Bury St Edmunds have been put in place after a railway bridge was found to be structually unsound.

Suffolk County Council has put in a temporary 7.5 tonne weight limit for traffic driving East into Bury on Newmarket Road.

The railway bridge works in Newmarket Road, Bury St Edmunds

The railway bridge works in Newmarket Road, Bury St Edmunds

It follows an inspection of the railway bridge also in Newmarket Road.

“We inspect the bridge every three years. The most recent inspection showed signs of it being structually unsound.

“We immediately put up this temporary restriction and we are working with Network Rail,” a Suffolk County Council spokeswoman said.

She added that the restrictions only applied to East bound traffic and diversions have been put in place.

The spokeswoman was unable to say how long the traffic order will be in place and that further investigations are taking place.

Paul Glasswell, managing director of Glasswells said: “It is a significant inconvenience for anybody who wants to deliver to us from the West, as well as for our removal vehicles.

“All our deliveries are having to be rerouted through the central interchange.”