Crews assist lorry stuck under bridge

Cattle Market Road, St Philips, Bristol

Firefighters cutting away lorry trailer stuck under a bridgeFirefighters have been called to assist police after an HGV lorry trailer became stuck under a railway bridge.

On arrival crews found the trailer partially stuck under the bridge and unable to move.

Using Safety at Height and Confined Spaces (SHACS) equipment two firefighters climbed up on to the roof of the trailer and using hydraulic cutting equipment worked on cutting the trailer free. They had planned to use an angle grinder to cut the trailer, but as it was fully of cardboard there were concerns that it could catch fire.

The road has been closed while the incident is ongoing.