22 Feb 2010

SH1 near Marton closed after railway bridge damaged

10:21 pm on 22 February 2010

A section of State Highway 1 near Marton has been closed on Monday night after a digger on the back of a truck hit a railway bridge over the road.

Police say the road and bridge have been damaged and there is hydraulic oil on the road.

A detour is in place and it is not known how long the road will be closed.

The bridge is about 100 metres south of a road called Calico Line in the Rangitikei District.