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Last Updated: Saturday, 31 July, 2004, 09:52 GMT 10:52 UK
Investigation into bridge drama
Faulty equipment and human error caused Hull's Drypool Bridge to lift as cars and pedestrians were crossing, a city council investigation has revealed.

Cars had to reverse and one man leapt across the widening gap over the River Hull in Wednesday's incident.

Council engineers say operator error and a failed safety switch allowed barriers to rise at the wrong time.

Safety switches have been replaced and operating procedures reviewed to Health and Safety Executive satisfaction.




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