Connel bridge re-opens after lorry accident

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The A828 Connel Bridge has re-opened after being hit by a lorry this afternoon (Wednesday December 20).

Oban police just posted on Twitter: ‘A828 Connel Bridge now open. The route may now be busier than usual. Please take care on onward journeys.’

Engineers were carrying out repairs to make the bridge safe.

All lanes were closed since the accident around 1.30pm, when drivers reported hearing a loud bang.

While the bridge was closed for the afternoon, drivers faced a two-hour, 90-mile detour  via Glencoe. School pupils were escorted across the bridge on foot.