A166 remains closed following lorry incident at Stamford Bridge

The A166 between York and Driffield remained closed at Stamford Bridge this morning due to emergency repairs on the bridge.

Thursday, 1st July 2021, 10:15 am
The A166 between York and Driffield remained closed at Stamford Bridge this morning due to emergency repairs on the bridge.

A lorry collided with the bridge yesterday morning (Wednesday, June 30) and East Riding Council said it was hoping the route would be open by noon today.

North Yorkshire Police, via Twitter, urged motorists to avoid the route until further notice following the incident.

An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesperson said yesterday: “The council can confirm at midday today a wide lorry attempted to get over the bridge at Stamford Bridge from the York direction and collided with both sides of the bridge numerous times.

“This has led to damage to the sandstone blocks of the listed structure which makes the bridge unsafe for motorists at this time.

“The bridge was closed by police at midday and will now be left closed overnight with the aim to reopen the bridge by midday tomorrow (Thursday, July 1) following repair work to stabilise and protect the bridge.

“We would ask the public to avoid the Stamford Bridge area until after midday tomorrow and apologise for any inconvenience this disruption may cause them.

“We thank residents for their patience whilst we assess the situation.”