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Re: 25 Jan 2014: SEQ: Bridge strikes and level crossing incidents continue ...
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2014, 11:42:26 AM »
Decent protection Annerley Road Dutton Park now

Bridge protection - Dutton Park Annerley Road rail over road bridges

--> http://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=10943.0
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Re: 25 Jan 2014: SEQ: Bridge strikes and level crossing incidents continue ...
« Reply #41 on: October 16, 2014, 10:16:40 AM »
Potentially catastrophic bridge strike ...

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Re: 25 Jan 2014: SEQ: Bridge strikes and level crossing incidents continue ...
« Reply #42 on: October 22, 2014, 09:05:38 AM »
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Ipswich, Rosewood and Springfield line trains suspended both directions

Last updated: 8.48am Wednesday 22 October 2014

Ipswich, Rosewood and Springfield line trains are suspended in both directions between Roma Street and Corinda stations due to a bridge strike on Sylvan road, Toowong. Customers can expect delays of up to 30 minutes.

Bridge inspectors are en route.

Some inbound and outbound services will be rerouted by the Tennyson line.
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Re: 25 Jan 2014: SEQ: Bridge strikes and level crossing incidents continue ...
« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2014, 07:50:12 AM »
Bertha St Goodna, road and rail bridges ...

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Re: 25 Jan 2014: SEQ: Bridge strikes and level crossing incidents continue ...
« Reply #44 on: October 30, 2014, 09:41:05 AM »
Over the weekend I noticed the infamous underpass at Morayfield (behind the shopping centre) had strike damage - to the sign!!!

The tell tales hang down about 20-25 cm from the sign  :frs:

My vote is always for the beam installation - slice the top off the truck first. Surely long term that would be cheaper than dragging out the bridge inspectors.

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Re: 25 Jan 2014: SEQ: Bridge strikes and level crossing incidents continue ...
« Reply #45 on: October 30, 2014, 04:16:28 PM »
Goodna has one of the most unattractive entrances to a suburb off the major road network.  Is there a bit of money in the QR and TMR budget for some public art, maybe even some trees in huge pots (so they can't be nicked) and a bit of lighting in the 'tunnel' powered by some solar panels.  It just requires a bit of imagination, a paint donation from the hardware store and an outdoor art class involving the kids from the local school overseen by an arty person.  PARTnership Program?

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Re: 25 Jan 2014: SEQ: Bridge strikes and level crossing incidents continue ...
« Reply #46 on: November 18, 2014, 07:29:49 AM »
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Truck stuck under the Napier St bridge in Footscray... again. @RossAndJohn: "Give them a ruler" (Pic: @tijana_jayne)

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Re: 25 Jan 2014: SEQ: Bridge strikes and level crossing incidents continue ...
« Reply #47 on: November 18, 2014, 07:31:54 AM »
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Hey trucks, you definitely *can't* fit under the Napier St bridge at Footscray. @abcnewsmelb

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Re: 25 Jan 2014: SEQ: Bridge strikes and level crossing incidents continue ...
« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2014, 10:10:10 AM »
Melbourne Age --> Truck stuck under South Melbourne rail bridge

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Re: 25 Jan 2014: SEQ: Bridge strikes and level crossing incidents continue ...
« Reply #49 on: December 08, 2014, 05:59:23 AM »
The Guardian --> Roof of doubledecker bus sliced off in crash in Birkenhead

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Re: 25 Jan 2014: SEQ: Bridge strikes and level crossing incidents continue ...
« Reply #50 on: December 09, 2014, 07:24:02 PM »
Photo of the Buranda strike on QR Facebook.

https://m.facebook.com/QueenslandRail/photos/a.155115381173497.35715.139321872752848/900736729944688/?type=1&source=48&refid=8&_ft_=qid.6090766133088787941%3Amf_story_key.1670483248376678858&__tn__=E

One comment: "I was delivering this bridge but ran out of fuel"  ;D

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Re: 25 Jan 2014: SEQ: Bridge strikes and level crossing incidents continue ...
« Reply #51 on: December 10, 2014, 07:12:54 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=901063833245311

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At approximately 5.30am this morning a boom gate was struck at the Blackwood Street level crossing in Mitchelton.

Our crews have carried out repairs and during this time trains were able to proceed through the area safely at a restricted speed.

This is a reminder for everyone to be vigilant around level crossings, especially as we enter the silly season. #qr

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Re: 25 Jan 2014: SEQ: Bridge strikes and level crossing incidents continue ...
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Truck has lost crane after hitting overpass Main St outbound at Shaftston Ave in Kangaroo Point, delays #bnetraffic

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Re: 25 Jan 2014: SEQ: Bridge strikes and level crossing incidents continue ...
« Reply #53 on: February 16, 2015, 12:25:38 PM »
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South Melbourne's Montague Street Bridge has claimed another victim, after a truck was caught this morning. #9News

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Re: 25 Jan 2014: SEQ: Bridge strikes and level crossing incidents continue ...
« Reply #54 on: February 16, 2015, 12:29:50 PM »
Another strike on the Ippy earlier as well ..

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Trains suspended: Milton-Toowong

Last updated: 11.35am Monday 16 February 2015

Ipswich and Springfield line trains are suspended in both directions between Milton and Toowong stations due to a bridge strike at Cue Street, Auchenflower. Customers can expect delays of up to 30 minutes.

Technicians are en route.
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Re: 25 Jan 2014: SEQ: Bridge strikes and level crossing incidents continue ...
« Reply #55 on: February 16, 2015, 01:36:46 PM »
Job opening at Mini Movers I'd suspect  :hg

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Re: 25 Jan 2014: SEQ: Bridge strikes and level crossing incidents continue ...
« Reply #56 on: February 19, 2015, 04:43:05 PM »
Melbourne Age --> Stuck trucks: Are Melbourne truckies height challenged?
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Re: 25 Jan 2014: SEQ: Bridge strikes and level crossing incidents continue ...
« Reply #57 on: February 28, 2015, 03:28:49 AM »
7 News -->  Truck driver jailed for tragic mistake

A grandfather's fatal mistake not to measure the height of his truck has landed him behind bars for eight months. Michelle Rattray reports.
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Re: 25 Jan 2014: SEQ: Bridge strikes and level crossing incidents continue ...
« Reply #58 on: February 28, 2015, 03:44:49 AM »
Sent to all outlets:

28th February 2015

Bridge strikes and level crossing breeches

Greetings,

A sad outcome  7 News -->  Truck driver jailed for tragic mistake

A grandfather's fatal mistake not to measure the height of his truck has landed him behind bars for eight months.


It is to the credit of the former Minister for Transport Mr Emerson  that he did move to ensure protective beams were placed on the approaches to this rail over road bridge Annerley Road Dutton Park.

Photographs --> http://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=10943.msg146063#msg146063

Bridge strikes are still happening regularly on our transport network.  Continuing placement of protective beams and upgraded warning systems are needed.

It is also time in our opinion that a zero tolerance approach is taken to not only bridge strikes but fools driving into boom gates and disregarding basic road rules.

First offence for a bridge strike or level crossing breach should be an automatic 12 month suspension, plus full financial costs for the mayhem caused.  Second offence life suspension plus full costs.

These are very serious offences with potentially grave outcomes. Time the gloves came off.

Thank you.

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Brisbanetimes --> Truck breaks through boom gates
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Brisbanetimes --> Truck breaks through boom gates

Ratbags, idiots, fukwits abound!  Put them off the road for life!! 

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Ch 10 ran this story tonight, titled Boom gate smash

Air Date Wed 11 Mar 2015 Duration - 01:46

http://tenplay.com.au/news/brisbane/2015/3/11/boom-gate-smash

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^ disturbing video footage.  Thanks for doing the interview FF.
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Herald Sun --> Truck slices off roof trying to drive under Albert Park rail bridge

Dashcam footage has captured the moment a truckie tried to pass underneath a low tram bridge in Melbourne.
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The Independent --> London double-decker bus has entire roof ripped off by railway bridge

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News.com.au --> Schoolchildren injured as roof ripped from double decker bus [England]

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My wife's step father has an ex Budget rental truck - the drive on your car licence type.

On the top edge of the speedo/rpm gauges is a Brother P - Touch style label stating the vehicle height.

Not that expensive to do - even a bit of paper and some clear sticky tape would do the job!

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Melbourne Age --> Truck hits rail bridge in Essendon

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Road on road ..  :P

Queensland Times --> October bridge strike causes highway pain
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Melbourne's most hit rail bridge to get a $600,000 upgrade >>http://bit.ly/1GKkteV  #MelbsWest #Footscray

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VIDEO: Trucks colliding with rail bridges a growing trend

>> http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/07/02/15/24/trucks-colliding-with-rail-bridges-a-growing-trend#2T0bbs32icCmhi4s.99
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North St Toowoomba closed btw Davidson and Mort Streets. Truck stuck railway bridge. Closed for a couple of hours, seek altroute #qldtraffic
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Enough, time something was done @MarkBaileyMP @jackietrad @tmr yet another bridge strike on the Ippy > http://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=1862.msg158780#msg158780 … #qldpol
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Bridge strikes affect traffic and commuters. Know your road signs? Visit http://qld.gov.au/transport/safety/signs/types/ …

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3AW Melbourne ‏@3AW693  5 minutes ago

JUST IN | A truck has hit a bridge in Footscray.

Werribee + Williamstown trains are delayed (pic Jayne Howarth).



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Appears has struck the protective beam .. not the bridge itself
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Passengers injured after bus has roof sheared off after hitting low bridge in France

http://www.skynews.com.au/news/world/europe/2015/07/27/passengers-injured-after-bus-hits-low-bridge.html …

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Yet another bridge strike > http://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=1862.msg160314#msg160314 … time for action! @MarkBaileyMP @jackietrad @TMRQld How long before more deaths & mayhem?

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That one is outside Buranda IIRC. That gets hit all the time.

The concrete is pretty strong on that one. More worried about it being a bus with pax next time, roof shaved off / people decapitated...
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Yes, the bridge is stronger than a brick-sh%thouse ...  buses (single deck) fit under it OK.  Have taken a lot of pics there.

The idiots driving trucks need sorting.  It is only a matter of time before another serious disaster.
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