18 thoughts on “Did You Hear Something?

  1. GiggidyGoo

    That particular bridge attracts this type of accident. It’s a route from the city to an industrial area, so unless a truck driver is aware of the danger, this will still happen.

    1. Cian

      If a driver doesn’t know the height of his truck and know that it won’t fit under a low bridge – they shouldn’t have a licence.

      1. GiggidyGoo

        I don’t see a sign for the bridge height on the bridge.

        I saw a fellow getting his trailer caught under it years ago. He wasn’t going fast and he has to let down his tyres so get his truck out.

        The Ghost’s reply is good though :-)

        1. Cian

          There are multiple bridge height signs on posts leading to all bridges. If you are driving a truck you should be looking for these.

          Ghost’s reply is gas. But tell me this. If the government/state makes a mistake – you are baying for blood. But if anyone else makes a mistake – you are forgiving. Why is this?

          1. Rob_G

            It’s gas – its FG’s fault for everything, and no-one else’s fault for anything – even a motorist hitting a stationary object…

  2. Gabby

    Either they shouldn’t have built the bridge at such an angle or they should have rebuilt the road so it could approach the bridge at right angles.
    Or, in the Chinese style, they should have built a flyover bridge to enable trucks to avoid having to drive under the railway bridge.
    Or – lateral thinking – they shouldn’t have built a road anywhere near the railway track.

    1. Kingfisher

      Or – even more lateral thinking – truck drivers should learn to drive with attention to the road.

      But the right-angle thing is good; in Dutch-style roundabouts, cars approach the roundabout at a right angle to slow them. Much safer.

    2. Cian

      At a guess that road has been there for hundreds of years.
      The train line was build ~150 years ago and the bridge was high enough then for the traffic (horse + cart?).

      Articulated lorries are only, what?, 50 years old?

      1. GiggidyGoo

        Funny one – a friend of mind said he overheard a couple of americans in Durty Nelly’s one evening wondering why they built Bunratty castle so close to a motorway.

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