Bridging the gap

Removal of temporary footbridge at Gravel Bank St John's Fen End.

Removal of temporary footbridge at Gravel Bank St John's Fen End.

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Homeowners Graham and Alex Tooth now have access all areas after a new bridge was installed at their home in St John Fen End this week.

The couple were left without vehicle access to their property after a tanker lorry seriously damaged the original bridge making it unsafe to use.

Graham Tooth and Alex Tooth standing on the new bridge after the removal of the temporary footbridge.

Graham Tooth and Alex Tooth standing on the new bridge after the removal of the temporary footbridge.

Initially Graham (80) thought the worst and feared they may be forced to leave their home for temporary accommodation while insurers sorted out a replacement.

However, insurers Allianz organised for a temporary footbridge to be put in place until a proper replacement could be constructed.

“The insurance company have been absolutely brilliant, they sorted everything out without any hassle. They arranged for engineers to construct a new bridge for us and we are delighted it has finally been put in place.

“It has been a bit difficult only having a footbridge since the tanker tried to cross the bridge on November 13, because we have had to park our car at a neighbours and we had to use a wheelbarrow to carry heavy shopping over the footbridge” said Graham.

Removal of temporary footbridge at Gravel Bank St John's Fen End.

Removal of temporary footbridge at Gravel Bank St John's Fen End.

A massive crane was used by engineers Calvert, Brain and Fraulo to install the new specially constructed bridge, which the Tooths will be able to use for their car for the first time later this week.