Bomb disposal experts called to Pevensey bridge

Divers at Rickney Bridge SUS-140724-164058001

Divers at Rickney Bridge SUS-140724-164058001

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Workers carrying out repairs to a bridge in Pevensey were caught up in a potentially explosive drama.

Contractors were preparing to refurbish Rickney Bridge when local farmers warned them of rumours that pipe mines were buried in the area during the Second World War.

“We didn’t want to take any risks, so contacted the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and 1st Line Defence – experts in clearing unexploded mines – who carried out a survey of the area,” said Stephen Cook, a bridge maintenance engineer with the county council.


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