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A local bridge could be closed for several months following recent damage.

By David Porter

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Resident Blair Scott who lives near Mill of King Edward highlighted on Tuesday that a large vehicle had caused considerable damage to the structure, leaving it in such a condition with the side wall partially missing that roads officers were forced to close the route for inspection work.

A spokesman for Aberdeenshire Council said: "There is a diversion in place, details of which will appear on our website soon.

"An emergency closure has been put in place for three weeks initially although it is likely to take some months to assess and arrange for repair works."

The incident has been reported to the police, having taken place on Tuesday, September 24 and it is suspected that a large vehicle, possibly with a trailer and blue in colour was involved, having left paint on brickwork and would, itself be sporting damage from the collision.

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