A truck has hit the Montague Street Bridge Again

 
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Well the bridge has been hit again by a truck.

A truck has hit the Montague Street Bridge ([color=#1da1f2][size=5][font=Segoe UI", Arial, sans-serif][s]@[/s][b]MontagueStBridg[/b][/font][/size][/color]), South Melbourne. Police are on site, and [color=#1da1f2][size=5][font=Segoe UI", Arial, sans-serif][s]@[/s][b]VicRoads[/b][/font][/size][/color] Incident Response Crews are on the way. The left lane is blocked beach-bound. One lane remains open.

457?

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  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

Not related to trains? Check.

Existing threads on the subject? Check.

Storm in a teacup? Check.
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Not related to trains? Check.

Existing threads on the subject? Check.

Storm in a teacup? Check.
potatoinmymouth

Could not find the existing thread.

How could anyhow driving a truck not know about the low clearance for that bridge?
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland

Could not find the existing thread.

How could anyhow driving a truck not know about the low clearance for that bridge?
x31
Hire truck that you can drive on a car licence (as long as gross vehicle mass Is under 4500 kg)

On 7 News they showed the offending truck driver admiring his big chunky Infringement notice.
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
This time the Napier Street Bridge



That bridge has warning signs from the road IIRC?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Napier Street Bridge once again

  Duncs Chief Commissioner

Not another one!
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Well, hoons get their cars crushed. So maybe the same should apply, and the driver and company get a fine equivalent to what the repair costs are for a potential bridge impact EACH.

Or, driver has license cancelled for 5yrs regardless, and the truck and load are impounded and sold as proceeds for the state.

The potential inconvenience in time and cost to road and rail users alike, needs to be reflected in the massive stick thats wielded for these incidents with a zero tolerance approach.

Regards
  lkernan Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Well, hoons get their cars crushed. So maybe the same should apply
davesvline
Have you seen what some of these vehicles look like after they hit the bridges?  They do get crushed!
  Madjikthise Assistant Commissioner

In big print on the yellow protection bar: "Your insurance claim will be rejected if you hit this."
  HcoteJunct Junior Train Controller

Why is the 'Protection Bar on the bridge. It should be at least 50m before the bridge.

Cheers
Scott
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
The protection bar is there to protect the bridge. if some goon drives under a bar 50 metres back, with his tipper tray just starting to rise, he hits the bridge when he gets there. . . much better he hits a bloody great steel and concrete beam at the bridge.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Why is the 'Protection Bar on the bridge. It should be at least 50m before the bridge.

Cheers
Scott
HcoteJunct
There are large tell-tales either side of the bridge:

[img]https://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u23/duttonbay/Montague%20St%202_zpspnqmjz6k.jpg[/img]


[img]https://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u23/duttonbay/Montague%20St%201_zpst7ocvfyz.jpg[/img]

The Google streetview vehicle obviously triggered them:

[img]https://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u23/duttonbay/Montague%20St%203_zps3bafoqvd.jpg[/img]

It might be that those protection bars are right at the bridge because access may be needed along the streets either side of the (what is now apparently a) light railway line.

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