New low: Britain’s most crashed bridge is driven into for 120th time – despite big yellow signs – iNews

Britain’s ‘most bashed bridge’ has found itself in another collision – despite being covered in bright yellow signs warning drivers. A lorry crashed into the low bridge just days after the new signs were erected to prevent such incidents happening again. The 9ft tall structure, which is now covered in bright yellow warning stripes, has reportedly been driven into at least 120 times since 2009.

Lorry crash

The delivery truck crashed into Stuntney Bridge in Ely, Cambridgeshire, on Monday afternoon.

The latest crash at the bridge [SWNS]

There were no injuries but it did cause some damage to the bridge

Network Rail

The vehicle was left wedged on its side with the roof torn off after under-estimating just how low the bridge was. Road police tweeted pictures of the prang, saying the driver had been “prosecuted” for the collision. The driver was not injured.

It’s far from the first crash on the bridge, which carries trains over the busy A142 – often due to drivers using sat-navs. New low: Britain’s most crashed bridge is driven into for 120th time – despite big yellow signs - iNewsThe driver survived the crash without serious injury [SWNS]HGVs, camper vans and caravans have all found themselves in unexpected encounters with the bridge.

Driver warnings

A Cambridgeshire County Council spokeswoman confirmed work had been completed on the bridge just last week. A Network Rail spokesman said: “A lorry struck the bridge at 14.54 on Monday.

There were some temporary speed restrictions in place in the area but these were removed at 15.35.

New low: Britain’s most crashed bridge is driven into for 120th time – despite big yellow signs - iNewsThe lorry crashed despite the brightly coloured signs [SWNS]

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“There were no injuries but it did cause some damage to the bridge. Traffic in the area has now returned to normal.”

The spokesman added: “Today’s incident prompted Network Rail to reiterate its ‘wise up, size up’ message to drivers of all high vehicles.

“Drivers need to know the height of their vehicle, not guess.

In short: Wise up, size up.”

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