Rail services disrupted after bridge strike

Rail services through Longford were disrupted for a time yesterday evening after a lorry hit the  railway bridge on the Athlone road into the town.

The incident happened around five o’ clock yesterday evening when the vehicle became stuck under the bridge for a short time after its top collided with the underside of the bridge.

The incident was cleared from the road quickly but it’s understood that train services were disrupted for up to 40 minutes as a result.

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Several similar incidents have taken place at the bridge over the years.