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Offline ozbob

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Rail bridge Logan Road Buranda
« on: December 06, 2013, 05:45:25 AM »
A constant for bridge strikes ...

















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Re: Rail bridge Logan Road Buranda
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 08:16:48 AM »
 I don't get why they don't lower the road.

it's such a wide section of road they could still keep at least two lanes open.

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Re: Rail bridge Logan Road Buranda
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 08:23:22 AM »
When they replaced the bridge some years ago they lowered the road surface then so perhaps because of drainage or other services they were limited as to how far they could lower the road and there is a readily accessible alternative route available via Cornwall Street and Ipswich Road. 

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Re: Rail bridge Logan Road Buranda
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 09:08:20 AM »
Time to get some of those big steel preventative measures put up here!

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Re: Rail bridge Logan Road Buranda
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 10:53:20 AM »
When they replaced the bridge some years ago they lowered the road surface then so perhaps because of drainage or other services they were limited as to how far they could lower the road and there is a readily accessible alternative route available via Cornwall Street and Ipswich Road.

Readily enough but still too inconvenient for some transport drivers.  :(

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Re: Rail bridge Logan Road Buranda
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 11:11:44 AM »
There is a responsibility for all drivers particularly overdimension heavy vehicles to be aware of the height of their vehicle and its load.
The heights of all overbridges are listed in the various street directories and any driver who strikes  an overbridge is guilty of driving without due care and attention and if damage is done to the overbridge criminal negligence.
I managed over a number of years of frequently driving over dimension loads to avoid any bridge strikes when bridges were considerably less well signed than they are today and some of the clearance heights were misleading due to roads having been resurfaced so drivers in this day and age are obviously less competent or just don't give a damn cowboys who should not be behind the wheel, no bridge strike is an accident, stupidity or inattention possibly but never an accident. 

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Re: Rail bridge Logan Road Buranda
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2013, 06:20:52 PM »
Exactly mu ...

This bridge is a classic, a colossal bit of concrete.  I doubt if one drove HMAS Melbourne at it full pelt it would bump.  But every time one of the truck nut jobs hits it, everything has to stop. Until some 'engineer' comes out and pronounces that despite the concrete chips .. all is well.

But in the meantime, trains are stopped, road network in collapse as well.

Hey TMR, what about it?  Beams dears, at least it will stop the rail disruptions ??
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Re: Rail bridge Logan Road Buranda
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2013, 07:57:54 PM »
There is a responsibility for all drivers particularly overdimension heavy vehicles to be aware of the height of their vehicle and its load.
The heights of all overbridges are listed in the various street directories and any driver who strikes  an overbridge is guilty of driving without due care and attention and if damage is done to the overbridge criminal negligence.
I managed over a number of years of frequently driving over dimension loads to avoid any bridge strikes when bridges were considerably less well signed than they are today and some of the clearance heights were misleading due to roads having been resurfaced so drivers in this day and age are obviously less competent or just don't give a damn cowboys who should not be behind the wheel, no bridge strike is an accident, stupidity or inattention possibly but never an accident.

Could it be a case of truck drivers who are using in-cab GPS devices, rather than a paper street directory, and relying on it to be correct, when it may not even have bridge elevation data? Also, if the GPS device doesn't take in the vehicles height as user input, then there is no way for the algorithm to know which bridges are safe and which are not.

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Re: Rail bridge Logan Road Buranda
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2013, 11:16:18 AM »
http://translink.com.au/travel-information/service-notices/4341/details

Trains resumed: Buranda - Park Road

Last updated: 11.06am Tuesday 24 December 2013

Cleveland line trains have resumed in both directions between Buranda and Park Road stations after an earlier bridgestrike on Logan Road. Customers can expect some residual delays.
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Re: Rail bridge Logan Road Buranda
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2013, 04:13:55 PM »
Santa didn't check the height of his sack of presents in the back?
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