THE Stockton Heath swing bridge has stuck again, causing traffic chaos in the local area.
Traffic piled up on local roads in the area, with some residents stuck for more than half an hour on Ellesmere Road, with some giving up on making their journey.
The bridge jammed at rush hour. Pedestrians were allowed to cross the bridge from around 18.00 and it was eventually re-opened to traffic at about 18.50.
Workers had to manually close the bridge which had opened to let a container ship through.
Peel Ports have previously said a routine maintenance and repair programme is in place across all of its sites.
A similar problem occurred last April with another incident in summer 2015.