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The Montague Street rail bridge in South Melbourne has been hit by a bus - again.
The Melbourne Metro bus number 236 hit the heavily-signposted bridge about 2pm on Monday.
There are no reports of injuries.
The website called "How Many Days Since Montague Street Bridge Has Been Hit" helpfully points out that it has only been six days since the bridge was last hit.
At the time of writing, the website had not been updated.
A rental truck struck the bridge on March 11 and on February 22 a tour bus crashed into the bridge, trapping four passengers and injuring nearly a dozen more. A day later, after the passengers had been freed and the wreckage cleared, another truck hit the bridge.
The bridge is a magnet for slightly-too-tall vehicles. More than 100 vehicles have hit the bridge in the last six years, the most of any bridge in the state.
The site was upgraded in 2011 to included highly visible low-bridge height signs on all approaches and hazard strips painted on the bridge itself.
After another crash in February, VicRoads pledged to install new gantries on the bridge by the end of March. That deadline was then extended to the end of May.
The gantries will reportedly include low-height detection devices to warn oversized vehicles before they reach the bridge.
Damage to the top of the bus after it struck the bridge Photo: Joe Armao
This article first appeared on www.theage.com.au
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