Springfield Road to remain open while survey made of damage to Grantham railway bridge

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Temporary repairs have been made to the railway bridge on Springfield Road after a skip lorry hit it yesterday morning.

The road was closed for several hours yesterday while repairs were made to a large crack that appeared in the bridge, before it was reopened.

Information released by Lincolnshire County Council this morning that the road would be closed, on and off, for three weeks for repairs were wrong. A spokesman for the council said Network Rail will be surveying the damage and permanent repairs will be made at a future date.

The driver of the skip lorry was taken to Lincoln County Hospital after the collision. His injuries are said not to be serious.

Trains were stopped from crossing the bridge for more than an hour while repairs were made.