Listed Leicester bridge set to be repaired after crash

Engineers are to carry our repairs to an historical bridge in Leicester which was damaged in a crash.

A parapet on the 1890-built bridge, which takes Walnut Street across the River Soar, was broken in a collision in September.

Leicester City Council has has summitted a planning application outlining work it intends to carry out to the Grade-II listed structure.

It includes replacing ornate cast iron railings and repainting.

The road has remained open despite the damage to the bridge.

The city council said a date would be set for the repairs to be carried out if permission for them is granted by planning officers.

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