Car causes ‘significant structural damage’ to Clumber Park bridge

A bridge has closed due to ‘significant structural damage’ at Clumber Park in Worksop.

The 250-year-old Ornamental Bridge at the National Trust park was left badly damaged after it was reported a car was ‘deliberately’ driven into it.

Police were called to the bridge at around 8am on Saturday, March 3 after a burnt out car was found at the Grade I listed site.

Photo: Clumber Park

Nottinghamshire Police are now investigating the incident to determine whether it was a crash or an act of vandalism.

A spokesperson at Clumber Park posted on their Facebook page: “We are deeply saddened to confirm that a serious incident of vandalism has occurred at the iconic Ornamental Bridge at Clumber Park.

“This is now being investigated by Nottinghamshire Police.

Photo: Clumber Park

“As this is an ongoing situation we are not able to offer further comment, other than to express our sincere gratitude for the huge amount of support and kind words that we are receiving from our visitors and members of the public.”

The park remains open to visitors.