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Author Topic: Railway bridges struck by road vehicles - merged topic, ongoing discussion  (Read 87797 times)
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« Reply #255 on: October 01, 2019, 09:34:06 am »

Oh dear, that really is unfortunate:
https://twitter.com/PaulCliftonBBC/status/1178944188223758336
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« Reply #256 on: October 01, 2019, 10:26:31 am »

Oh dear oh dear oh dear!

From that Twitter thread:
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Looks like they hit a large pipe in front of the bridge?

Less harmful than closing the railway line, perhaps…


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That's there just to protect the bridge. I used to work a few hundred metres away and they still have to close the line fairly frequently if it gets smacked. The BiB should really know better than this though.
Is it really just a bridge protector? Looks very like a pipe to me. It's round and has those anti-climb spikes. Either water or sewers, I'd guess. An anti-bash girder is usually more like, well, a girder.
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« Reply #257 on: October 01, 2019, 10:55:04 am »

Oh dear oh dear oh dear!

Is it really just a bridge protector? Looks very like a pipe to me. It's round and has those anti-climb spikes. Either water or sewers, I'd guess. An anti-bash girder is usually more like, well, a girder.

You would think that would concentrate the mind, especially during the toxic phase of Brexit.
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« Reply #258 on: October 01, 2019, 10:59:21 am »

Is it really just a bridge protector? Looks very like a pipe to me. It's round and has those anti-climb spikes. Either water or sewers, I'd guess. An anti-bash girder is usually more like, well, a girder.
Looks like a pipe to me as well. Still appears to be doing a good job acting as a bridge protector.
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« Reply #259 on: October 01, 2019, 10:20:48 pm »

Is it really just a bridge protector? Looks very like a pipe to me. It's round and has those anti-climb spikes. Either water or sewers, I'd guess. An anti-bash girder is usually more like, well, a girder.
Looks like a pipe to me as well. Still appears to be doing a good job acting as a bridge protector.

The definition of a girder or beam does not define its shape. Of the bridge protection beams I have seen most of them are circular in cross section. I presume that this is because they they are more resistant to lateral load than a traditional I-beam which is designed to resist mainly vertical load and the flange would be too resistant to impact damage. 
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« Reply #260 on: October 02, 2019, 07:16:20 am »

Pipes that size have a tendency to be sewers. They would be in the s**t then.
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« Reply #261 on: October 16, 2019, 09:48:23 am »

The sergeant major's going to do some shouting.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-50054615
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« Reply #262 on: October 16, 2019, 11:27:44 am »

The sergeant major's going to do some shouting.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-50054615

Although the bridge is clearly low, does a van of that size need to have its height, width etc on display in the cab?
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« Reply #263 on: October 16, 2019, 11:50:00 am »

I think the height above which a vehicle needs in-cab labelling is 3m. Though different regulations might apply if it's a military vehicle.
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« Reply #264 on: October 16, 2019, 11:53:35 am »

Regardless of regulations, I think the onus is on the driver to know the dimensions of their vehicle.
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« Reply #265 on: October 16, 2019, 12:35:44 pm »

The sergeant major's going to do some shouting.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-50054615

"can we bend it back into shape, and hide it at the back, before the sergeant major finds out ?"

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"a drone attack ?"

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A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #266 on: October 16, 2019, 11:08:08 pm »

The sergeant major's going to do some shouting.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-50054615

"can we bend it back into shape, and hide it at the back, before the sergeant major finds out ?"

Good luck with that one!

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« Reply #267 on: October 17, 2019, 07:09:33 am »

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I think the RAF have Station Warrant Officers? Sergeant majors are a bit army.
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« Reply #268 on: October 17, 2019, 08:15:42 am »

The beam worked, anyway.
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« Reply #269 on: October 17, 2019, 10:03:23 am »

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The sergeant major's going to do some shouting.
I think the RAF have Station Warrant Officers? Sergeant majors are a bit army.

Flight Sergeants do most of the shouting. Warrant Officers shout at the Flight Sergeant.
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