Live updates

Advertisement

Advertisement

Nottingham fire - Abbey Road bridge to be closed all day

Structural engineers say the Abbey Road bridge will be closed all day
Structural engineers say the Abbey Road bridge will be closed all day Credit: ITV Central

There's likely to be travel problems in Nottingham City centre all day today after a fire underneath a road bridge in Lenton.

Engineers have been inspecting the Abbey Road bridge after a fire in a garage underneath the structure.

They say the road will be closed all day while emergency repairs take place.

Nearly 50 people had to be evacuated from their homes over fears there could be gas cylinders in the garage.

Nottingham garage fire in pictures

The police cordon at the Abbey Road bridge in Nottingham
The police cordon at the Abbey Road bridge in Nottingham Credit: ITV Central
The garage on Hungerton Road in Lenton
The garage on Hungerton Road in Lenton Credit: ITV Central
Fire officers at the scene of the fire in Lenton
Fire officers at the scene of the fire in Lenton Credit: ITV Central
Structural engineers are assessing the damage to the underside of the road bridge
Structural engineers are assessing the damage to the underside of the road bridge Credit: ITV Central
Aerial platforms have been used to tackle the fire in Lenton
Aerial platforms have been used to tackle the fire in Lenton Credit: ITV Central

Garage fire closes major road bridge into Nottingham

The Abbey Road bridge into Nottingham will be closed for most of the morning after being damaged by a fire at a garage in Lenton.

Structural engineers are assessing the damage caused to the bridge which crosses railway lines to the west of the city centre.

The garage is also located under the bridge, and the fire also caused delays to train services this morning.

Fire crews are currently working with the Police and Network Rail who hope to have the road reopened by lunchtime.

Advertisement

Today's top stories