London news North London bridge has become a death trap for lorries Uk news
MetiNews.Com - The Randolph Street bridge is problematic for lorries in the area and residents have had enough
Breaking News ! Get FREE email updates for North LondonInvalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later.I'M IN!When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeA London Overground bridge in Camden has developed a reputation as a lorry trap after a humongous HGV became the latest victim of the low ceiling. The bridge, which cuts through Randolph Street close to Camden Road Overground station, is an important through road in the area. But following the lorry's accident, traffic was brought to a standstill in the area as work to excavate the vehicle was carried out. And residents in the area are starting to grow tired as Wednesday's (April 7) incident isn't the first time the bridge has been blocked by a lorry. For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletter here . In 2019, two fire engines and a whole fire rescue unit were required to remove a 32-tonne tip lorry that had become wedged in the overpass.
. One person said: "Unbelievable!!!! The poor lorry drivers, Islington the same. Our boroughs will become isolated and inhabitable except for cyclists."
Residents are fed up with the constant blockages
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Another tried to rationalise the driver's mistake, pointing to the raft of road closures and diversions in place throughout the area. They said: "Must be down to all the road closures drivers are trying to find other routes. Well done Camden." Others pointed to the traffic restrictions in the area that made these sorts of incidents common place. One wrote: "They have put speed humps under the bridge bet the council haven’t adjusted the height marker on the bridge."
The signs advertising the bridge specifications can be obscured
(Image: Bob Pettie)
Another person suggested that many lorries were unfamiliar with the height restrictions due to the placement of the signs. They said: "As you turn into Randolph Street the sign is 14-6 ten foot from bridge it goes to 14-4 the second sign is normally block by vans.
Source = MetiNews.Com