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Author Topic: Railway bridges struck by road vehicles - merged topic, ongoing discussion  (Read 146444 times)
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« Reply #510 on: April 19, 2022, 02:33:38 pm »

https://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/20077698.live-a36-closed-lorry-crashes-wilton-bridge/

Another one today in Wilton.
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« Reply #511 on: April 30, 2022, 12:48:21 pm »

WARNING - This next story comes from the Daily Mail. I apologise. If you have an old or slow computer or phone it may take a long time to load.

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Totally wiped out! Toilet roll lorry crashes into low railway bridge in London, sparking traffic chaos with roads gridlocked and South Eastern train services suspended
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« Reply #512 on: May 12, 2022, 08:35:08 am »

Delays to services between Westbury and Weymouth via Yeovil Pen Mill
Due to a road vehicle colliding with a bridge between Westbury and Castle Cary the line is closed. Disruption is expected until 10:00 12/05.
Train services between Westbury and Weymouth via Yeovil Pen Mill may be delayed

Bridge appears to be to the west of Westbury.
Also posted same on Transwilts page
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« Reply #513 on: May 28, 2022, 08:28:34 pm »

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-61618365
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« Reply #514 on: June 15, 2022, 04:11:28 pm »

https://www.thisisoxfordshire.co.uk/news/20209907.bus-stuck-railway-bridge-oxford/

Today in Oxford. A bus under the Botley Road railway bridge.
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« Reply #515 on: June 23, 2022, 09:00:36 pm »

https://www.thisisoxfordshire.co.uk/news/20209907.bus-stuck-railway-bridge-oxford/

Today in Oxford. A bus under the Botley Road railway bridge.

That's odd. I'm sure I have been under that bridge in a double deck bus within the past month.
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« Reply #516 on: June 23, 2022, 10:41:51 pm »

There are buses, and Botley Road buses. One is shorter than the other.
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« Reply #517 on: June 27, 2022, 05:40:11 pm »

There are buses, and Botley Road buses. One is shorter than the other.

That's a bit dangerous, isn't it?
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« Reply #518 on: June 27, 2022, 05:59:13 pm »

There are buses, and Botley Road buses. One is shorter than the other.

That's a bit dangerous, isn't it?

Only in one direction.
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« Reply #519 on: June 28, 2022, 03:22:04 pm »

https://www.wiltshirelive.co.uk/news/wiltshire-news/a36-wilton-lorry-crash-live-7265285

It's that Wilton bridge again today.
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« Reply #520 on: June 28, 2022, 04:50:48 pm »

It is not just railway bridges, the Hanging Chapel at Langport was struck by an HGV two months ago and the road is still closed
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-61896518
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« Reply #521 on: June 30, 2022, 09:09:07 am »

Maybe bridge strikes can be a job for the new Road Safety Investigation Branch (RSIB)

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-launches-countrys-first-ever-investigation-branch-focused-on-road-safety

But might be too mundane for a body whose remit includes "provide real insight into how new technologies – such as self-driving and electric vehicles – can be rolled out on our roads".
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« Reply #522 on: July 01, 2022, 06:53:31 am »

and it is not only the bridges that suffers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-61996652
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