Ely bridge gets hit by van for the second time this week

This van has become the 115th vehicle to strike the Stuntney Road bridge in Ely.

This van has become the 115th vehicle to strike the Stuntney Road bridge in Ely.

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A van has become the 115th vehicle to strike the Stuntney Road bridge in Ely – making it the second time it has happened in two days.

This van has become the 115th vehicle to strike the Stuntney Road bridge in ElyThis van has become the 115th vehicle to strike the Stuntney Road bridge in Ely

The railway bridge was hit yesterday morning by the white van, with pictures showing it stuck underneath.

People took to social media to express their frustration at another driver missing the height restriction sign.

Earlier this week a yellow Mercedes Sprinter van collided into the bridge but the driver escaped without injury.

Since 2009 the bridge – crowned the UK’s most bashed bridge in an informal annual ‘competition’ – has now been struck 115 times.

This van has become the 115th vehicle to strike the Stuntney Road bridge in ElyThis van has become the 115th vehicle to strike the Stuntney Road bridge in Ely

Despite numerous warning signs, van and HGV drivers continue to underestimate the height of the bridge and have caused 36 hours of delays for rail passengers.

Network Rail says it has spent over £100,000 in the past five years on repairs.


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