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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.

Bridge opens while cars crossing
29 Jul 04  |  Humber

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