PICTURES: Road closure after lorry gets jammed near Sheffield bridge

A country road had to be closed this afternoon after a lorry got jammed near a bridge.

The lorry which got into difficulty. Picture: Michael Cox

Witnesses said the HGV got into difficulty when approaching a bridge in Mortimer Road - known locally as the Strines Road - near Bradfield.

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Police were reportedly called out to cordon off the road at about 12.45pm while they tried to free the lorry.

The stuck lorry. Picture: Michael Cox

Stocksbridge resident Michael Cox, who took these pictures at the scene, said: "Its a very tight bend before the bridge. It is okay for cars but not for huge lorries like this.

"The back canopy was at a jaunty angle at the back and part of it had gone down a gully at the side of the road.

"They had just about got the lorry back onto the road when I got there at 3pm but the road was still closed at that time."

The lorry seen from the other side of the bridge. Picture: Michael Cox

South Yorkshire Police has been contacted for comment and we are awaiting a reply.

The stuck lorry. Picture: Michael Cox
The lorry seen from the other side of the bridge. Picture: Michael Cox