Lorry stuck on bridge causing traffic delays in Eastleigh

Daily Echo: The lorry stuck on the bridge in Eastleigh The lorry stuck on the bridge in Eastleigh

TRAFFIC was brought to a stand still today when a lorry got stuck on top of a bridge.

The lorry had been heading into Campbell Road in Eastleigh when it clipped a metal barrier on the side of the railway bridge at 11.10am.

Drivers got out of their cars which queued up to the Swan Centre to stretch their legs and have a look at the blockage.

A passing police officer on a motorbike stopped to help move the vehicle and another lorry driver carrying a forklift truck used the forklift to free the stranded lorry.

The road was cleared by 12.20pm and traffic returned to normal.

Donald King was driving his car behind the lorry at the time of the incident as he tried to go home to Campbell Road.

The 59-year-old security officer said: "It just turned too tight on the bridge and he got caught on the corner of the bridge and his back wheels lifted up.

"He said he's a new driver and apologised to us."

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12:44pm Wed 9 Apr 14

sass says...

"no one can get pass", who wrote this, Southy?
"no one can get pass", who wrote this, Southy? sass
  • Score: 8

12:50pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Stroppy_gramps says...

That's not an artic in the picture.
That's not an artic in the picture. Stroppy_gramps
  • Score: 1

12:55pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Jesta-a-View says...

Tight Corner that one...need to give it a wide berth when negotiating it in a truck.
Tight Corner that one...need to give it a wide berth when negotiating it in a truck. Jesta-a-View
  • Score: 2

12:58pm Wed 9 Apr 14

kyrrie says...

Yet again another lorry driver that needs more training. Only this time it's stuck on the bridge and not under it!!!
Yet again another lorry driver that needs more training. Only this time it's stuck on the bridge and not under it!!! kyrrie
  • Score: 4

1:03pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Jesta-a-View says...

Clearly, he cut the corner when in fact, he should have doing the complete opposite.
Must have forgot he was driving a truck!
Clearly, he cut the corner when in fact, he should have doing the complete opposite. Must have forgot he was driving a truck! Jesta-a-View
  • Score: 4

1:04pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Jesta-a-View says...

Wow...What a Wedgie.

I bet it brought tears to his eyes.
Wow...What a Wedgie. I bet it brought tears to his eyes. Jesta-a-View
  • Score: 1

1:07pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Jesta-a-View says...

What sort of Bike was that copper on?

Incredible Stuff!
What sort of Bike was that copper on? Incredible Stuff! Jesta-a-View
  • Score: 1

1:08pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Jesta-a-View says...

New Driver or not...he obviously never had a shape sorter as a kid!
New Driver or not...he obviously never had a shape sorter as a kid! Jesta-a-View
  • Score: 2

1:11pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Jesta-a-View says...

Lesson for the Police.

No drama. No need for ten Squad Cars...just one copper on a Bike and a sensible citizen with a handy Fork Truck = Problem Solved.

Legendary Stuff!
Lesson for the Police. No drama. No need for ten Squad Cars...just one copper on a Bike and a sensible citizen with a handy Fork Truck = Problem Solved. Legendary Stuff! Jesta-a-View
  • Score: 7

1:14pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Jesta-a-View says...

The poor bridge seems to be bleeding in picture two.

Someone get six ambulances to the scene..pronto!
The poor bridge seems to be bleeding in picture two. Someone get six ambulances to the scene..pronto! Jesta-a-View
  • Score: 0

1:15pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
That's not an artic in the picture.
It doesn't say it was. Or has the story/headline been changed?
[quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: That's not an artic in the picture.[/p][/quote]It doesn't say it was. Or has the story/headline been changed? Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 2

4:58pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Norahbatty says...

well thank god none of us residents needed the emergency services!
well thank god none of us residents needed the emergency services! Norahbatty
  • Score: 2

5:25pm Wed 9 Apr 14

trevoryoung says...

They need to sort the access to Campbell Road out. It's ridiculous only having a narrow bridge in and out with the big lorries using it. It's bad enough when the lorries delivering tube carriages use the bridge, normally takes them half an hour to manouver.

What if one of the houses was burning down and needed a Fire Engine? Or someone was critically ill and needed an Ambulance? They couldn't get by and people would die - who would be liable then??
They need to sort the access to Campbell Road out. It's ridiculous only having a narrow bridge in and out with the big lorries using it. It's bad enough when the lorries delivering tube carriages use the bridge, normally takes them half an hour to manouver. What if one of the houses was burning down and needed a Fire Engine? Or someone was critically ill and needed an Ambulance? They couldn't get by and people would die - who would be liable then?? trevoryoung
  • Score: 3

6:08pm Wed 9 Apr 14

southamptonadi says...

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
That's not an artic in the picture.
Also that's not a fork lift. It's a loader
[quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: That's not an artic in the picture.[/p][/quote]Also that's not a fork lift. It's a loader southamptonadi
  • Score: -2

6:31pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Tye-Dye pt2 says...

kyrrie wrote:
Yet again another lorry driver that needs more training. Only this time it's stuck on the bridge and not under it!!!
kyrrie, sorry but as a Class 1 HGV driver I can promise you the training you undertake is far harder than a car license, you are already a license holder so the test examiner scrutinizes you far more intensely and you can fail your test before you have even left the test center in Botley. The report states that the driver was a newbie so would have to gain at least 2 years agency driving experience before any company would take you on, this driver will now be facing a even harder task to achieve that...if that helps?
[quote][p][bold]kyrrie[/bold] wrote: Yet again another lorry driver that needs more training. Only this time it's stuck on the bridge and not under it!!![/p][/quote]kyrrie, sorry but as a Class 1 HGV driver I can promise you the training you undertake is far harder than a car license, you are already a license holder so the test examiner scrutinizes you far more intensely and you can fail your test before you have even left the test center in Botley. The report states that the driver was a newbie so would have to gain at least 2 years agency driving experience before any company would take you on, this driver will now be facing a even harder task to achieve that...if that helps? Tye-Dye pt2
  • Score: 3

8:33pm Wed 9 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

He was probably trying to cut up a ginger cyclist.
He was probably trying to cut up a ginger cyclist. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 4

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