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Warburtons response after the truck was spotted crossing a weak bridge in Bath Bath City News

Bread giant Warburtons responded after one of its trucks was spotted crossing the Cleveland Bridge in Bath.

An 18-ton weight limit for the structure was introduced in February last year after concerns were raised about damage to the bridge from heavy trucks.

However, since then several trucks a day continue to use the road and @bridgebaddies, an anonymous Twitter account, has been set up to name and shame the drivers.

Today (Wednesday April 28), a Warburtons truck was the last to be smashed on Bathwick Street, having apparently just crossed the bridge.

The bread distributor was called out in a tweet by @bridgebaddies. The full message read: “There is only one way for this giant @Warburtons HGV to get to the end of Bathwick Street and that’s by illegally crossing the structurally weak Cleveland Bridge about 500 yards behind it. Wrong! @CllrMandaRigby@ASPBathNES@YukteshwarKumar@bathlive

After being tagged in the tweet, the bakery giant replied, “Hello, thank you for bringing this to our attention. We take road safety very seriously.

“Could you please share any additional information with us via DM including time, date and location and we will forward this information to the relevant team? Thank you very much.”

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This notice was published: 2021-04-29 04:00:00