Second Caledonian Canal swing bridge on A82 breaks down

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The swing bridge at Laggan was affected by a mechanical failure earlier on Wednesday

A swing bridge on the A82 in Inverness has broken down just hours after one on the trunk road at Laggan was affected by a mechanical failure.

The crossing on the Caledonian Canal at Tomnahurich was closed to road traffic for a time.

Earlier, the canal swing bridge at Laggan jammed open leading to the closure of the A82 at the scene for several hours.

A 154-mile (248km) diversion was put in place.

The area at the Laggan bridge, which jammed at about 11:25, was also closed to boat traffic.

The A82 was reopened at the scene at 14:25.

Scottish Canals said the Tomnahurich swing bridge would be closed to boat traffic until an investigation of the fault was concluded.