Marlow Bridge lorry driver 'no longer employed' by haulage firm

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Marlow Bridge could be closed for 'up to six months'

A lorry driver who put Marlow Bridge out of action after attempting to drive over it is 'no longer employed' by a Lithuanian haulage firm.

Girteka Logistics said it has parted company with the driver, who attempted to drive over the bridge despite the lorry being significantly over the weight limit on Saturday, September 24.

The attempt caused potential structural damage to the bridge, forcing it to close for the 'foreseeable future'.

Cllr Mark Shaw, cabinet member for transportation at Bucks County Council, has estimated repair works will cost at least £100,000 and the bridge could be closed for up to six months in the 'worst case scenario'.

After the incident, Girteka apologised and said a GPS alarm has been added to its lorries so they 'never to come here again'.

In a statement released today, the firm confirmed the driver is no longer working for the company and added: "We have already established direct communication with the Bucks County Council and the Marlow Town Council, we have provided our insurance details, and respond to any request from the authorities."

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