Suffolk

Lowestoft's Bascule Bridge stops working in 'extreme weather'

Bascule Bridge Image copyright Luke Antony Robertson
Image caption People shared photographs of the disruption on the Suffolk and Norfolk Travel Information Facebook page

A major road bridge in Suffolk became stuck in place after "extreme weather" caused the mechanisms to stop working.

Suffolk Police said Bascule Bridge in Lowestoft seized after high temperatures on Sunday.

Work was carried out to repair the bridge, which is the only way of accessing one side of town from the other, and a diversion was put in place via Oulton Broad.

The bridge reopened just before 16:30 BST, having been closed for an hour.

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