Motorists urged to size up their vehicles as Cambridgeshire railway bridge is hit for 15th time

Network Rail is urging drivers in Cambridgeshire to “wise up and size up” their vehicle and plan their route before they head out on their journey after a transit van was the 15th vehicle to hit a railway bridge in Stonea, near March, this year.

The bridge is Britain’s second most bashed bridge1 and sits on the line between March and Manea over the B1098 Sixteen Foot Bank Road. It has been struck by a range of vehicles including vans, high trailers and caravans, some of which have become stuck underneath.

The most recent incident, on 3 October this year, involved a transit van which became wedged underneath the bridge.

On 8 September, a car carrying cycles on top struck the bridge, and on 10 and 16 of July caravans struck the bridge. On 9 July, a trailer carrying machinery became stuck while being pulled by a pick-up truck. Motorists urged to size up their vehicles as Cambridgeshire railway bridge is hit for 15th time

 

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