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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #80 on: March 31, 2016, 04:04:40 PM »
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>> http://howmanydayssincemontaguestreetbridgehasbeenhit.com/

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Right, so who's starting one for Logan Rd Buranda, and the Goodna bridge? 8)

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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #81 on: April 04, 2016, 01:50:23 PM »
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Oh dear. A caller tells us a bus has hit a certain bridge in South Melbourne... Yes, 'that' bridge.

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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #82 on: April 04, 2016, 02:28:48 PM »
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Melbourne Age --> Montague Street bridge hit by bus



Again!? The bus hit the Montague Street bridge about 2pm. Photo: Triple M/Twitter


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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #83 on: April 04, 2016, 04:28:06 PM »
WTF  :o

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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #84 on: April 08, 2016, 08:39:38 AM »
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Naiper street bridge



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Protection beam has saved the bridge itself.  Traffic still disrupted, risks potentially remain to others nearby at the time of strike on beams.

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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #85 on: April 08, 2016, 09:12:41 AM »
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@danielbowen this morning, Footscray rd...again....there'll be a death soon

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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #86 on: April 08, 2016, 09:37:41 AM »
....there'll be a death soon

Yes, having an angled protection beam knocking the truck onto the bike lane upon impact is the thing that killed Les Karayan on Annerly Rd. The headline will probably be "freak accident" like last time.




Freak accident -> http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/brisbane-cyclist-les-karayan-killed-in-freak-accident/story-fnihsrf2-1226699373890

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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #87 on: April 08, 2016, 09:42:10 AM »
Yes sadly.  More >> http://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=10943.0
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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #88 on: April 09, 2016, 06:47:48 PM »
SEQ BRIDGE STRIKE WATCH

>> http://railbotforum.org/bsw/

[ a work in progress ] 

I am tired of passive acceptance by Government, by idiot road users.
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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #89 on: April 17, 2016, 03:49:56 AM »
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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #90 on: April 18, 2016, 03:16:06 PM »

http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/7253488-3x2-940x627.jpg

Main Street Beenleigh March 2016 Road over road strike ..
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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #91 on: April 27, 2016, 12:02:29 PM »

 :clp: :clp: :clp: :clp: :clp: :clp: :clp: :clp: :frs:
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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #92 on: April 27, 2016, 03:34:29 PM »
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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #93 on: April 29, 2016, 11:14:47 AM »
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@NewsTalk4BC @ahhwells Highlands Rd in Eudlo, road closed after truck hit the rail bridge. Pic by Clayton's Towing

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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #94 on: May 27, 2016, 06:44:02 AM »
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It just got harder (in theory) to hit the Montague Street Bridge... MORE --> http://bit.ly/1Wnuqex

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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #95 on: May 27, 2016, 08:08:50 AM »
Uh oh ...

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Lloyd Street is closed near Arden Street and Dynon Road after this truck smash. PIC: @JimmyTraffic

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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #96 on: August 01, 2016, 06:45:59 AM »
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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #97 on: August 14, 2016, 02:34:12 PM »
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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #98 on: November 08, 2016, 02:44:09 AM »
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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #99 on: November 12, 2016, 10:19:48 AM »
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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #100 on: November 23, 2016, 05:56:24 PM »
Heres what happens when a truck meets the barrier on Annerley Rd
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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #101 on: November 23, 2016, 05:57:08 PM »


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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #102 on: November 23, 2016, 06:18:59 PM »
Thanks for the photographs. Background to the installation of these beams > https://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=10943.msg146063#msg146063

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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #103 on: November 24, 2016, 05:03:52 AM »
Good.

Striking one of these beams should itself attract a significant penalty or loss of licence.

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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #104 on: November 24, 2016, 10:40:47 AM »
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The scourge of ' bridge strikes ' continues

Greetings,

The scourge of ' bridge strikes ' continues.

Yesterday a truck with a high load on the back impacted the bridge at Bridge Street Chelmer.  This meant trains were stopped, until the bridge was deemed safe for rail traffic.

Later in the afternoon, in well publicised incident a truck impacted into one of the protection beams on Annerley Road Dutton Park which protect the rail over road bridge nearby.

The protection beams for that bridge were installed as the result of a fatal bridge strike in August 2013.
[ See https://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=10943.0 ].

Protection beams save the bridge of course (and consequent rail service disruption) however is still a very serious offence when struck, there are very serious potential risks to bystanders and vehicle operator and vehicle passengers if any,  and of course causes generalised road chaos.  The beams are designed to help minimise topple risks and in this case vehicle has remained upright.


Photograph RAIL BoT Member brissypete 23rd November 2016

In April 2016 RAIL Back On Track set up a Bridge Watch Web site in an effort to highlight this issue. See > https://railbotforum.org/bsw/index.html

The number of bridge strikes that has occurred since April is concerning.

See > https://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=12196.msg172970#msg172970

There have been 33 bridge strikes since the 3rd April 2016 that we are aware of. These disrupt the rail service and cause road chaos.

There are enough issues with our transport networks to have to also contend with this constant scourge of bridge strikes.

Please consider highlighting this issue and the need for all road vehicle operators to be constantly aware of the heights of their vehicles and loads, and to practise safe route planning but also remember to remain vigilant for all height warning signs.

Thank you.

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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #105 on: November 24, 2016, 01:07:52 PM »
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Make that count 34 !

And another bridge strike Cribb St Milton around 12.25pm.  Trains suspended.

Can someone actually do something please?  Ministers?  TMR?  Someone ????

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24th November 2016

The scourge of ' bridge strikes ' continues

Greetings,

The scourge of ' bridge strikes ' continues.

Yesterday a truck with a high load on the back impacted the bridge at Bridge Street Chelmer.  This meant trains were stopped, until the bridge was deemed safe for rail traffic.

Later in the afternoon, in well publicised incident a truck impacted into one of the protection beams on Annerley Road Dutton Park which protect the rail over road bridge nearby.

The protection beams for that bridge were installed as the result of a fatal bridge strike in August 2013.
[ See https://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=10943.0 ].

Protection beams save the bridge of course (and consequent rail service disruption) however is still a very serious offence when struck, there are very serious potential risks to bystanders and vehicle operator and vehicle passengers if any,  and of course causes generalised road chaos.  The beams are designed to help minimise topple risks and in this case vehicle has remained upright.


Photograph RAIL BoT Member brissypete 23rd November 2016

In April 2016 RAIL Back On Track set up a Bridge Watch Web site in an effort to highlight this issue. See > https://railbotforum.org/bsw/index.html

The number of bridge strikes that has occurred since April is concerning.

See > https://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=12196.msg172970#msg172970

There have been 33 bridge strikes since the 3rd April 2016 that we are aware of. These disrupt the rail service and cause road chaos.

There are enough issues with our transport networks to have to also contend with this constant scourge of bridge strikes.

Please consider highlighting this issue and the need for all road vehicle operators to be constantly aware of the heights of their vehicles and loads, and to practise safe route planning but also remember to remain vigilant for all height warning signs.

Thank you.

Robert

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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #106 on: November 24, 2016, 01:16:17 PM »
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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #107 on: November 24, 2016, 01:37:54 PM »
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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #108 on: November 24, 2016, 01:41:39 PM »
Complete lack of leadership as usual from TMR and associated Ministers, Bailey and Hinchliffe.

They simply are unable to stand up for the community at large sadly.
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« Reply #109 on: November 24, 2016, 02:58:28 PM »
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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #110 on: November 29, 2016, 01:56:27 PM »
Couriermail Quest --> Public transport activist calls for tougher penalties on bridge strikes



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PUBLIC transport advocate Robert Dow is calling on the State Government to suspend the licence of any truck driver who strikes a bridge.

The demand comes after trains were stopped and traffic disrupted at two bridge strike incidents at Chelmer and Milton last week.

On Wednesday, a truck carrying an excavator hit the rail bridge at Bridge St, Chelmer.

Less than 24 hours later a driver misjudged the height of his vehicle and got stuck under the rail bridge at Cribb St, Milton.

Services were immediately suspended, between Corinda and Roma Street stations.

A Queensland Rail spokeswoman said the incidents served as important reminders for drivers of over-height vehicles to be vigilant around rail bridges and know their height.

“Queensland Rail is committed to reducing the likelihood and impact of bridge strikes through engineering solutions and working with police on enforcement, but the reality is that every low clearance bridge is fitted with a height clearance sign and it’s up to motorists to simply take care and be aware of their vehicle’s height and load,” she said.

Mr Dow, a spokesman for Rail Back on Track, said relying on driver vigilance was not good enough.

He counted 34 bridge strikes in greater Brisbane since April.

“Clearly, the present system of drivers theoretically knowing the travelling height and width of their vehicle … is not working.

“We need to step up education campaigns for drivers to understand their vehicles and enforce punishments if they get it wrong.”

Motorists who damage Queensland Rail infrastructure, including rail bridges, can be fined up to $8800 and four demerit points, in addition to the repair costs.
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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #111 on: November 30, 2016, 03:03:55 AM »

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« Reply #112 on: December 01, 2016, 01:15:02 PM »
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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #114 on: December 23, 2016, 02:44:18 AM »
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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #115 on: December 23, 2016, 07:38:57 AM »
Beams are good in the sense that it stops the actual bridges getting smacked, however real risks remain to bystanders and vehicle operators.  And of course disruption to the road networks.

More needs to be done!
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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #117 on: February 10, 2017, 10:08:36 AM »
Couriermail Quest --> Emergency services too tall but residents like ‘Duck Bridge’
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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #118 on: July 12, 2017, 01:41:11 PM »
https://twitter.com/Robert_Dow/status/884971020108431361
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Re: 16 Oct 2015: Call for government action on bridge strikes
« Reply #119 on: August 03, 2017, 09:41:52 AM »
Gold Coast Bulletin --> Brisbane traffic: Rail and road delays at Rocklea station as truck hits crossing


A truck stuck under the railway crossing at Sherwood Rd, Rocklea. Picture: Carlin O'Leary

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COMMUTERS have been warned of delays on the roads and the rail network after a truck carrying a load of cotton reportedly collided with a rail bridge.

A member of the public reported the incident on Sherwood Rd, Rocklea to police after cotton spilled across the road about 8am.

Police have arrived on scene and diversions are in place.

The eastbound lane of Sherwood Rd will remain closed as emergency services remove the truck from under the rail crossing. ...
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