The town’s busy Bishopstoke road bridge has re-opened to traffic following a 90 minute closure this afternoon (Sunday 19 May) on safety grounds.
Train services to London on the mainline were also disrupted.
The recently elected County Councillor for Eastleigh East – former Lib Dem now Ukip Cllr Andy Moore – alerted Police and engineers to cracks in the bridge by the expansion joints which had exposed bolts.
The bridge was closed from approximately 2.50 – 4.10 pm it was re-opened after an inspection by Rail Network engineers.
Police said that the closure was purely precautionary and that at no time were members of the public in any danger.
The Police – who consulted with County engineers, also said the damage that was reported was part of a ‘long term issue’.