'No immediate risk' over Sheffield bridge feared to be at risk of flood collapse

A bridge in a heavily flooded part of Sheffield is at ‘no immediate risk’ of collapse, officials have said.

By Darren Burke
Friday, 8th November 2019, 7:20 pm
Updated Friday, 8th November 2019, 7:21 pm

The bridge at Woodhouse Mill is being monitored by Environment Agency officials after yesterday’s torrential downpours left the area deluged with floodwater.

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But police and fire chiefs have moved to reassured members of the public after rumours began circulating on social media that the bridge was about to collapse.

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Woodhouse Mill bridge is heavily flooded.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: “The Environment Agency are monitoring it, but there is no immediate risk.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “We’re not aware of any problems with the bridge.”