Driver lucky after hitting historic bridge across Fens river - he or she escaped and police would like to speak to them

Cottons Bridge damage

Cottons Bridge damage - Credit: Archant

A hunt is on for the motorist who caused major damage to a Fenland bridge – and luckily escaped without plunging into the river.

Cottons Bridge damage

Cottons Bridge damage - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire County Council engineers have been sent to Cottons Corner Bridge at Christchurch near March to carry out repairs.

Engineers can see where the vehicle crashed into barriers on the bridge and can assess how close to possible disaster the driver was when it happened.

But the identity of both the driver – and the timing of the incident- remain a mystery.

A council spokesman said: “We believe the accident happened sometime over the weekend but did not receive any notification at the time.

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“We are talking to the police and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the accident.”

If you have further information please call 101.

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The spokesman added: “We hope the driver and their passengers who hit Cottons Bridge at Christchurch are fine.

“We would like to get in touch with them as our priority is of course to make sure they are alright but we would also like to talk to their insurance company as residents have to pick up the bill for the repair work.

“In the meantime we will be repairing the bridge and apologise for any delays caused to people’s journeys. If you know who hit the bridge, which we believe happened over the weekend, please get in touch.”

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