FRB Closed due to an overturned HGV
11 January 2017
11 Jan 2017 18.08 We are currently working to repair the damage to the bridge with the aim of opening at 6am tomorrow (Jan 12th). Please check back for updates before travelling.
11 Jan 2017 16:20 Current closure will remain in place through this evening's peak travel period.
11 Jan 2017 12:15 Mark Arndt, Amey’s Operating Company Representative for the Forth Road Bridge said:
“We’re still in the process of assessing the damage caused by the HGV but we know that there is around 40m of damaged steelwork on the central grillage. We have a full repair crew and supplies mobilised and ready to begin remedial works and we’re working flat out to reopen the bridge as quickly as possible.”
11 Jan 2017 06:50 "Mark Arndt, Amey’s Operating Company Representative for the Forth Road Bridge said: "We’re managing an incident involving an overturned HGV after the driver ignored signs warning that the bridge was closed to high sided vehicles. The bridge is closed in both directions and we are doing everything we can to reopen the route as soon as possible."
"It’s most likely that we’ll be able to reopen one lane of the northbound carriageway later today however we will need a crane to remove the HGV from the southbound carriageway, and this work is highly dependent on the prevailing wind speeds. We are continuing to monitor the forecast and have team mobilised and ready to respond as soon as it is safe to do so but it is very likely the bridge will remain closed through the morning peak."
"We know that closing the bridge has a serious impact on people’s journeys and it’s regretful that this situation has arisen."