Lorry hits railway bridge near Winchester

Lorry hits railway bridge

Lorry hits railway bridge

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A LORRY hit a railway bridge this morning, causing delays for commuters.

A heavy goods vehicle hit a railway bridge on Wellhouse Lane at around 9.30am this morning.

The road, close to the forthcoming Barton Farm development, links Harestock and the village of Headbourne Worthy, blocking the roads in both directions.

The driver suffered minor injuries in the incident and the lorry was removed from the scene by 11.30am.

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12:04pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Brite Spark says...

I don't understand why bridges are built so low. Surely when they're designed consideration should be given to juggernauts and double decker buses that use the route.
I don't understand why bridges are built so low. Surely when they're designed consideration should be given to juggernauts and double decker buses that use the route. Brite Spark
  • Score: -8

12:12pm Wed 25 Jun 14

vag says...

Brite Spark wrote:
I don't understand why bridges are built so low. Surely when they're designed consideration should be given to juggernauts and double decker buses that use the route.
The bridge was built before lorries were built that large. There are plenty of markings on the road signs on the approach to the bridge, and on the bridge itself, which clearly indicate the height of the bridge. the lorry driver may not have been aware how tall his trailer was.
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: I don't understand why bridges are built so low. Surely when they're designed consideration should be given to juggernauts and double decker buses that use the route.[/p][/quote]The bridge was built before lorries were built that large. There are plenty of markings on the road signs on the approach to the bridge, and on the bridge itself, which clearly indicate the height of the bridge. the lorry driver may not have been aware how tall his trailer was. vag
  • Score: 8

1:57pm Wed 25 Jun 14

X Old Bill says...

Brite Spark wrote:
I don't understand why bridges are built so low. Surely when they're designed consideration should be given to juggernauts and double decker buses that use the route.
Never mind the minus score Sparkie - Some folk realise that your comment is supposed to be tongue in cheek.
It was wasn't it ?
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: I don't understand why bridges are built so low. Surely when they're designed consideration should be given to juggernauts and double decker buses that use the route.[/p][/quote]Never mind the minus score Sparkie - Some folk realise that your comment is supposed to be tongue in cheek. It was wasn't it ? X Old Bill
  • Score: 6

2:08pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Brite Spark says...

There's always somebody who nibbles Explodicus.
There's always somebody who nibbles Explodicus. Brite Spark
  • Score: 3

3:48pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Frank28 says...

This seems to happen too often in Hampshire. Now, such careless lorry drivers can look forward to getting points on their licence for driving without due care and attention.
This seems to happen too often in Hampshire. Now, such careless lorry drivers can look forward to getting points on their licence for driving without due care and attention. Frank28
  • Score: 1

8:20pm Wed 25 Jun 14

STRIPEY51 says...

What a plonker, the height of the lorry has to by law on a notice in the cab, lack of experience no doubt??
What a plonker, the height of the lorry has to by law on a notice in the cab, lack of experience no doubt?? STRIPEY51
  • Score: 2

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