Council van crushed under Poole Bridge
A council maintenance van has been crushed under a lifting bridge undergoing repairs.
Poole Bridge, which links the Dorset town to Hamworthy, closed on Monday for a week of annual works.
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council said its vehicle had been "severely damaged" but no-one had been injured.
The van has since been removed and the bridge is being assessed for damage, the authority said.
Gary Powell, head of engineering at BCP, said: "We can confirm that one of our maintenance vans has been severely damaged at Poole lifting bridge."
He added: "The vehicle has been recovered and we are moving quickly to assess any possible damage to the bridge.''
Poole's Twin Sails Bridge remains open and should be used as a diversion, the council said.