North West Wales

Aberdaron bridge remains closed after lost lorry crashes

Damaged Aberdaron bridge
Image caption One side of Aberdaron bridge has crumbled

A 200-year-old bridge damaged by an articulated lorry which had got lost will remain closed until repairs can be made to a crumbled wall.

Gwynedd council is seeking a contractor to carry out the work after the vehicle crashed into the bridge in Aberdaron.

Special machinery was brought in to remove the lorry on Monday evening.

Councillor Gareth Roberts said the vehicle from Grimsby was travelling from Abersoch to Pwllheli when it got lost and tried to cross the bridge.

A council spokesperson said: "A vehicle recovery team spent several hours last night removing the lorry.

"Engineers are assessing the extent of the damage today and hope to engage a contractor to carry out the necessary remedial work as soon as possible."

They said the bridge will remain closed until repair work is completed, but people would still be able to cross the River Daron over a nearby footbridge.

Diversion signs have been put up advising motorists to detour via Rhoshirwaen and Rhiw.