‘Lorries can’t limbo’: Britain’s most bashed bridge claims another Ely victim

PUBLISHED: 09:42 05 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:42 05 September 2018

Another vehicle has struck Britain’s most bashed bridge in Ely. Picture: Twitter / @RailfutureEA

Another vehicle has struck Britain’s most bashed bridge in Ely. Picture: Twitter / @RailfutureEA

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A railway campaigning group have told a driver they “should have gone to Specsavers” after they struck Britain’s most bashed bridge in Ely.

Another vehicle has struck Britain’s most bashed bridge in Ely. Picture: Twitter / @RailfutureEAAnother vehicle has struck Britain’s most bashed bridge in Ely. Picture: Twitter / @RailfutureEA

The driver of a Clearabee rubbish clearance van hit the bridge on Tuesday (September 4) – ripping the roof from the truck.

An eye-witness said they “heard a loud crash” and that Greater Anglia staff at Ely rail station rushed to the scene to asses the damage.

A spokesman for Railfuture East Anglia, a group campaigning “for a bigger and better railway in Britain”, said: “Today at Ely station we heard a loud crash.

“Yet another bridge bash at the most bashed railway bridge in Britain. Greater Anglia staff rushed down to see damage to bridge. Fortunately nothing severe and trains ran.

“Remember: lorries can’t limbo. The Clearabee vehicle came off worse in fight with bridge, losing its roof.

“What part of “WARNING VERY LOW BRIDGE” did he not understand? Or maybe he should have gone to Specsavers.”

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  • Why don’t they erect a pole each side of the road a few yards before the bridge, suspend a scaffold pole between them that would strike the top of an over height vehicle giving warning to the driver to stop before striking the bridge? The Blackwall tunnel has a similar if more sophisticated system to prevent over height vehicles causing damage.

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    Elljay

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