Lorry strikes railway bridge in Newport

A lorry struck the bridge in Newport last night. Pic: Chris Kidman

A lorry struck the bridge in Newport last night. Pic: Chris Kidman

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A lorry got wedged under the railway bridge in Newport last night (November 8) after trying to avoid congestion on the M11.

A five-car collision closed the motorway’s southbound carriageway between junctions 8 (Bishop’s Stortford) and 9 (Saffron Walden) after 3pm.

In an attempt to avoid the tailbacks in the evening, the HGV struck the Cambridge Road bridge, causing even more problems for frustrated motorists.

Witness Chris Kidman said: “The lorry was trying to get around the traffic tailbacks from the earlier RTC on the M11 southbound when the accident occurred.”

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