Belfast Telegraph

Bridge repair work begins two weeks after crash

By Allan Preston

Repairs to a Bangor bridge are underway two weeks after a lorry smashed into it, forcing a road closure.

The busy Ballysallagh Road between Bangor and Dundonald has been closed since the damage occurred to the structure on November 22.

Police said at the time a witness provided details of the lorry which drove away after exceeding the bridge's 3.4 metre height limit.

The expected completion date to the repairs is December 22.

DUP MLA Gordon Dunne welcomed the reconstruction work and called for improved safety measures.

"It is very frustrating that this bridge has been hit once again, which brings about such considerable inconvenience for thousands of commuters every day who rely on this route for their daily commute to and from work," he said.

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