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Unstable Leven Bank Bridge shut for eight weeks

A Teesside bridge closed after cracks appeared following heavy rain is likely to be shut for about eight weeks.

Engineers were called to Leven Bank Bridge, which carries the A1044 over the Leven River near Yarm, on 26 February.

On Wednesday, divers found there had been severe loss of sediment under the structure, making it unstable.

Drivers will have to use alternative routes while repairs are carried out, said Stockton Council.

The disruption is likely to affected motorists travelling between Yarm, Middlesbrough and Ingleby Barwick.



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