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Author Topic: Railway bridges struck by road vehicles - merged topic, ongoing discussion  (Read 95972 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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Re: Railway bridges struck by road vehicles - merged topic, ongoing discussion
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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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« Reply #276 on: December 02, 2019, 10:33:37 am »

You could say that the comment, on this otherwise sensible view, is a bit OTT
https://therantyhighwayman.blogspot.com/2019/11/ooh-thats-low.html#comment-form
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« Reply #277 on: December 02, 2019, 11:54:44 am »

Any raising of bridges will be too late for this poor English bus, as reported by The Argus

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THE roof of a double decker school bus collapsed after an "accident" near a bridge.

The top deck of the bus was destroyed and left crumpled and misshapen following the incident this morning.

A spokesman for Heritage, the coach company which owns the bus involved, said: "The driver was returning from the school run with an empty bus which was out of service.

"We cannot comment further."

An AA spokesman warned of delays in the area as a result of the crash.

He said: "The road is partially blocked and there are delays due to an accident involving a bus on the B2116 Keymer Road, outside Hassocks station."
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« Reply #278 on: December 02, 2019, 12:04:56 pm »

I can't see a Welsh connection to the bus?

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« Reply #279 on: December 02, 2019, 12:19:09 pm »

I can't see a Welsh connection to the bus?

My mistake. Wrong Argus. It is indeed an English bus. I have corrected the error before I get letters from Welsh llawyers.
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« Reply #280 on: December 02, 2019, 01:23:42 pm »

Nice use of 'quotes' around 'accident'.
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« Reply #281 on: December 02, 2019, 02:45:34 pm »

I wonder why, when this sort of thing happens, the media response is so often to publish a quote from an “AA spokesman”?  Huh

Do the AA, or other breakdown firms, really have a bloke on call prepared to state the obvious?

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« Reply #282 on: December 02, 2019, 02:58:51 pm »

I wonder why, when this sort of thing happens, the media response is so often to publish a quote from an “AA spokesman”?  Huh

Do the AA, or other breakdown firms, really have a bloke on call prepared to state the obvious?

Paul

Surely that's the AA, motoring organisation, not breakdown firm. So the answer is yes, it's part of their function.
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« Reply #283 on: December 02, 2019, 05:18:19 pm »

I can't see a Welsh connection to the bus?

My mistake. Wrong Argus. It is indeed an English bus. I have corrected the error before I get letters from Welsh llawyers.
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« Reply #284 on: December 02, 2019, 09:28:56 pm »

I can't see a Welsh connection to the bus?

My mistake. Wrong Argus. It is indeed an English bus. I have corrected the error before I get letters from Welsh llawyers.
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Surely that's the AA, motoring organisation, not breakdown firm. So the answer is yes, it's part of their function.

Unless the driver had been on the beer (cwrw if he is Welsh), in which it could be someone else with the same abbrev.
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