UPDATED: CHAOTIC traffic conditions were experienced in Warrington town centre today as a result of the Chester Road swing bridge being stuck in the “open” position requiring repair works.
This meant the bridge was”closed” to road traffic for a lengthy period this morning while Peel Ports engineers struggled to get to the scene and again this afternon while engineering works were carried out.
This resulted in lengthy delays on the A5060, but also elsewhere across the town centre.
There have been an ongoing problems with the swing bridges at Latchford, Stockton Heath and Chester Road sticking due to mechanical problems.
Due to further engineering works, the swing bridge A5060 Chester Road is closed to traffic. Expect delays on surrounding roads.
We do not yet have any further details on when the bridge will be re-opened. Please contact Peel Ports for more information https://t.co/fIE71J2iEs
— Warrington Borough Council (@WarringtonBC) October 15, 2019