Edinburgh city bypass: Man rushed to hospital after falling from bridge

A man has been rushed to hospital after falling from a bridge.

The incident happened at Calder Junction on the A720 this afternoon.

Emergency services managed to assist the man.

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There is no information on his injuries at this time but a police spokesman has confirmed he is still alive and in hospital.

Traffic in the area was brought to a complete standstill and the A720 was closed in both directions between Baberton and Hermiston.

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Traffic Scotland warned long delays were expected in the area and on alternative routes at the time.

A police spokeswoman said: "Officers attended the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass at Calder Junction at 2.40pm after reports of a man fallen from a bridge.

The incident happened at Calder Junction on the A720 this afternoon picture: GoogleMaps

"Enquiries are still ongoing and the man has been taken to hospital."

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