Police arrested and later released a 28-year-old man on bail for driving without due care and attention.
The 28-year-old lorry driver from Colchester who crashed the vehicle into a bridge on the A120 was arrested in Suffolk. Officers have been investigating the incident while he has been released on bail until 4th of January.
Police was informed at around 5.30pm on Friday after the lorry carrying a large excavator crashed into the bridge causing concrete to collapse onto the road. But, the lorry kept on running on to the A12 towards Ipswich.
After the incident took place, motorists faced long delays as police blocked the westbound carriageway of the A120 connecting the A136 and the A12.
Smalls vehicles such as cars were diverted along the A133, but HGVs such as trucks were asked to stay in the town because the alternative route was not suitable for heavy vehicles.
Police re-opened the affected road at around 10.15pm.
Witnesses to the collision can contact the road policing division at Stanway on 0300 333 4444.