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Delays expected after Dunston bridge fire

Bridge, Team St

A road bridge over the River Team in Gateshead has been reduced to a single lane after suffering serious structural damage in an arson attack. 

The concrete bridge on Team Street in Dunston was damaged last week when a large fire was lit underneath it. 

After the fire was extinguished, the road over the bridge was reduced to a single lane as a precaution while investigations into the extent of the damage were carried out. 

Now, structural engineers have examined the structure and identified substantial damage which will require major repairs to correct. It will therefore be necessary to continue to limit traffic over the bridge to a single lane controlled by traffic lights. 

It is not currently known how long the repairs will take to complete or the cost. 

Delays to traffic are inevitable and motorists are therefore advised to avoid the area if at all possible. 

Bridge, Team St
03 August 2020

A road bridge over the River Team in Gateshead has been reduced to a single lane after suffering serious structural damage in an arson attack. 

The concrete bridge on Team Street in Dunston was damaged last week when a large fire was lit underneath it. 

After the fire was extinguished, the road over the bridge was reduced to a single lane as a precaution while investigations into the extent of the damage were carried out. 

Now, structural engineers have examined the structure and identified substantial damage which will require major repairs to correct. It will therefore be necessary to continue to limit traffic over the bridge to a single lane controlled by traffic lights. 

It is not currently known how long the repairs will take to complete or the cost. 

Delays to traffic are inevitable and motorists are therefore advised to avoid the area if at all possible. 

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