Lorry tries to squeeze across notorious bridge and look what it's advertising

Over the years the Bailey Bridge, in Walton, has been plagued with problems not least HGV drivers thinking they can get their lorry across the bridge. However, the irony of this lorry being the bridge’s latest victim wasn’t lost on an eagle-eyed resident as she snapped the truck trying to use the controversial crossing. The firm advertised on the lorry’s trailer says its sat-navs actually direct vehicles away from the bridge.

The lorry was pictured trying to get across the Bailey Bridge, in Walton, despite its clearly-signposted three-tonne weight limit. A spokesman for Cedar Electronics International said: “We actually received some social media coverage of this image, and have of course investigated further. “The ‘Snooper Truckmate’ trailers are operated by a third-party haulier, with whom we advertise our products.

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“Our Truckmate and Ventura navigation devices do indeed avoid this particular area (it is the first thing we checked when we saw the original posting) as well as other restricted roads.

“Therefore, it looks like the drivers of this particular vehicle were not using one of our devices, or if they were, they were either ignoring it, or not using it correctly. “Had they been doing so this route would not have been included in any directions for their journey. “We always advise that drivers must adhere to the road signs as posted, whether permanent or temporary.”

It is the latest in a long line of HGVs attempting to drive over the bridge and was pictured by Jane Beebee. She claims the lorry was subsequently forced to reverse back down the lane. Mrs Beebee, of Walton, said:  “It is hilarious that a lorry advertising sat-nav systems was coming to towards the bridge.

“The road before the (nearby) quarry entrance is quite wide, but then it narrows towards the bridge. It is just a nightmare. “When they are that huge, they have to reverse all the way back and have to reverse against the traffic.

“It is often adding another 20 minutes of delays.”

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