COMMUTERS faced rush hour delays after a lorry misjudged the height of a railway bridge and became stuck.
Network Rail confirmed the lorry, which was transporting a large digger at the time, got into trouble on the B993 Port Elphinstone-Keith Hall road at about 4.10pm.
Due to concerns about possible structural damage to the bridge, train services between Dyce and Inverurie were either delayed or cancelled for around two hours.
A spokeswoman for ScotRail Alliance said: “There are some delays because our staff need to get back into place and back up and running after an incident like this.
“We apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by circumstances outwith our control, and thank them for their patience.”
An engineer from Network Rail was called out to assess the damage to the bridge on the Port Elphinstone-Keith Hall road.
A spokesman for the company confirmed: “We sent an engineer to look at the damage, but they reported back that it is nothing structural, just a few scrapes and dents to the wall surface of the bridge.
“There are height signs on the bridges so drivers know if they can fit under them.
“However, in this case the bridge has been fully assessed and is completely safe with no real damage done.”
A team from Police Scotland were also on the scene to manage traffic.
Drivers on the B993 faced delays of up to an hour until the lorry was removed with the help of engineers and the police.