Car collides with railway bridge in Shrewsbury

A road had to be closed and train services to and from Welshpool cancelled after a car collided with a bridge in Shrewsbury overnight.

The bridge was damaged during the collision. Photo: @OscarMike28
The bridge was damaged during the collision. Photo: @OscarMike28

The incident happened on Belle Vue Road during the early hours of today.

Stonework from the bridge fell on the Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth railway line below.

Transport for Wales cancelled services with road transport operating for a time. The line has since reopened.

Belle Vue Road was also closed before temporary traffic lights were put into operation.

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