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Author Topic: Railway bridges struck by road vehicles - merged topic, ongoing discussion  (Read 87516 times)
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« Reply #270 on: October 17, 2019, 10:24:34 am »

Another one in Botley Road Oxford yesterday -https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/17972984.lorry-smashes-botley-road-rail-bridge-oxford/
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« Reply #271 on: October 17, 2019, 01:24:36 pm »

Not just the bin arm was up but a bin attached! Looks like someone was in too much of a hurry to finish the shift.
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« Reply #272 on: October 17, 2019, 11:21:48 pm »

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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!


Not only has some poor squaddie learnt about vehicle heights and low bridges, we now also know where the weld seams are between the side panels on Peugeot vans!
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« Reply #273 on: November 03, 2019, 06:14:33 pm »

Another bridge crash today in Norbiton, near Kingston-upon Thames involving a double decker bus apparently on rail replacement duty.

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A double decker bus has crashed into a bridge in Norbiton, Kingston.

It is understood that the bus is a rail replacement bus.

The incident happened on Coombe Road this morning (Sunday, November 3).

Several photos also here: https://www.surreycomet.co.uk/news/18011562.double-decker-bus-crashes-bridge-coombe-road-kingston/

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« Reply #274 on: November 08, 2019, 05:50:37 pm »

If you can't lower the vehicles or send then around another way, raise the bridge

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-50340631/north-carolina-can-opener-bridge-raised
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« Reply #275 on: November 08, 2019, 06:21:29 pm »

The bridge in question is being raised from 3.56m to 3.76m. You'd think that wouldn't make much difference, but a quick check reveals that a MAN 7.5t truck is 3.6m high; hire trucks seem to make up the bulk of the can-opener's victims: http://11foot8.com/
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