THE main Milford Haven to Haverfordwest road is now re-opened after being closed this afternoon, November 7, following a lorry crash at Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest.

Western Telegraph:

The A4076 Dredgman Hill road was blocked both ways, with queueing traffic due to the bridge being struck by the vehicle.

As of 2.30pm, the road was blocked to help assist emergency services, affecting traffic between Haverfordwest and Milford Haven.

The bridge has been struck by lorries four times in the last two years, the last in May when the canopy of the haulage lorry was completely collapsed after colliding with the bridge.

A £4.25m upgrade of Haverfordwest’s Merlins Bridge railway bridges is taking place early next year.

The project will replace the Pembroke Road railway bridge and the Milford Road railway bridge.

The Milford Road bridge - which is regularly hit by lorries leading to major disruption - will be raised as part of the work.

It will be raised 300mm.

The bridge is now reopened.