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Toll lodge on Bath bridge 'significantly damaged' by accident

The lodge was damaged by a vehicle colliding with it early this morning. Credit: Rosie Marteau

The toll lodge on Cleveland Bridge in Bath is significantly damaged after an accident early this morning.

The A36 Bathwick Street is closed in both directions.

Authorities say a single vehicle was involved and it collided with several bollards and a nearby building.

Bath & North East Somerset Council say highways engineers hope to reopen one lane over the bridge with temporary traffic signals at lunchtime.

These are expected to remain in place throughout this evenings rush hour.

Traffic is very heavy and drivers are advised to the avoid this route.

The council say that despite the incident the bridge is still structurally sound.

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Possible delays to Land's End/St. Mary's flights

On Saturday, flights between Land's End Airport and St. Mary's Airport delayed due to poor weather conditions.

Forecast for tomorrow is indicating the possibility of strong winds, poor visibility & heavy rain which is likely to cause disruption to flights.

No flights have been cancelled yet, however passengers can transfer to a different date free of charge.

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