Large lorry damages Marlborough College Bridge

on 11 May 2017.

bridge hit

This evening (Wednesday) at approximately 5.30 police reported that a Waitrose delivery lorry travelling West on the A4 struck and became lodged underneath the College Bridge.

This caused large tailbacks as Police directed traffic and Marlborough College maintenance staff sought to make the area safe. After the lorry was removed from beneath the bridge staff prised damaged brickwork free as masonry was in danger of falling onto passers by below.

The college bridge was built in 1911 as a pedestrian link for the existing buildings to the South side and the Field House to the North of the Bath road

After standing for over 100 years it appears is safe to continue as one of Marlborough most memorable pieces of architecture.

Police on scene said that 'the main supports of the arch appear to be in good order’ and they expected traffic to be 'flowing again shortly'.

marlborough college arch vintage

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