Road closed after lorry hits low railway bridge

Dorset Echo: WELL-BLOCKED: The military lorry that lost its load under a railway bridge WELL-BLOCKED: The military lorry that lost its load under a railway bridge

A military vehicle lost its load going under a low bridge.

The vehicle was passing under the railway bridge between West Knighton and Woodsford at around 4pm yesterday when it clipped the structure and its container fell off the back.

Police closed the road for several hours while recovery was arranged for the container, which came to a rest just under the bridge.

One of the occupants of the vehicle, who did not wish to be named, said they were on their way to Bovington Army Camp when the unfortunate incident occurred.

He said: “We were following the sat-nav and anticipated we would fit through but obviously we didn’t.

“The container hit the top of the bridge and snapped off.”

He added: “We’re just waiting for our unit to recover us.”

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10:33am Thu 7 Jun 12

Hedgehogspring says...

"We anticipated we would fit through " !! The height limit is clearly visible on the bridge, there's no excuse for this **** up. Idiots....
"We anticipated we would fit through " !! The height limit is clearly visible on the bridge, there's no excuse for this **** up. Idiots.... Hedgehogspring

10:43am Thu 7 Jun 12

ian king says...

Mil-spec Doh!
Mil-spec Doh! ian king

10:48am Thu 7 Jun 12

Tim4wfc says...

"You stupid boy"!
"You stupid boy"! Tim4wfc

10:48am Thu 7 Jun 12

ian king says...

"One of the occupants of the vehicle, who did not wish to be named,"

They are civil servants doing their Job, of course they can be named!
"One of the occupants of the vehicle, who did not wish to be named," They are civil servants doing their Job, of course they can be named! ian king

10:52am Thu 7 Jun 12

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

They obviously longed for the days when they could get stuck under the old Dorchester Road railway bridge (:o))
They obviously longed for the days when they could get stuck under the old Dorchester Road railway bridge (:o)) IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE

11:06am Thu 7 Jun 12

dorsetbeachcomber says...

Total incompetence. Caused long delays to train passengers.
Total incompetence. Caused long delays to train passengers. dorsetbeachcomber

11:10am Thu 7 Jun 12

annotator1 says...

Stupid boy! ... and don't give 'em your name Pike!!
Stupid boy! ... and don't give 'em your name Pike!! annotator1

11:22am Thu 7 Jun 12

exocet says...

That's an interview without coffee for someone this morning!
That's an interview without coffee for someone this morning! exocet

11:27am Thu 7 Jun 12

shy talk says...

Never trust Pongo sat-nav!!!!
Never trust Pongo sat-nav!!!! shy talk

11:58am Thu 7 Jun 12

CharlieBarley says...

Good to know the defence of our nation is in safe hands
Good to know the defence of our nation is in safe hands CharlieBarley

12:19pm Thu 7 Jun 12

YerTisThsUn says...

I suppose you know for a fact that it was driven by a Soldier? A lot of military vehicles are often driven by civilian employees.So before you start with the slagging off of our Brave Troops find the facts out first.
I suppose you know for a fact that it was driven by a Soldier? A lot of military vehicles are often driven by civilian employees.So before you start with the slagging off of our Brave Troops find the facts out first. YerTisThsUn

12:46pm Thu 7 Jun 12

old-mo says...

Driving without undue care and attention....

Orft with their heads...
Driving without undue care and attention.... Orft with their heads... old-mo

1:35pm Thu 7 Jun 12

jmc1 says...

YerTisThsUn wrote:
I suppose you know for a fact that it was driven by a Soldier? A lot of military vehicles are often driven by civilian employees.So before you start with the slagging off of our Brave Troops find the facts out first.
Quite agree,think its probably TA as well
[quote][p][bold]YerTisThsUn[/bold] wrote: I suppose you know for a fact that it was driven by a Soldier? A lot of military vehicles are often driven by civilian employees.So before you start with the slagging off of our Brave Troops find the facts out first.[/p][/quote]Quite agree,think its probably TA as well jmc1

2:04pm Thu 7 Jun 12

wessex-andy says...

S.N.A.F.U.
S.N.A.F.U. wessex-andy

2:29pm Thu 7 Jun 12

nobby43 says...

'Army driver. Be the best' Not! i know for a fact they were in uniform as i saw them on the Dorchester bypass. They should know the height of their vehicle. If there's any doubt, stop, get out and check! I do.
'Army driver. Be the best' Not! i know for a fact they were in uniform as i saw them on the Dorchester bypass. They should know the height of their vehicle. If there's any doubt, stop, get out and check! I do. nobby43

3:09pm Thu 7 Jun 12

ian king says...

nobby43 wrote:
'Army driver. Be the best' Not! i know for a fact they were in uniform as i saw them on the Dorchester bypass. They should know the height of their vehicle. If there's any doubt, stop, get out and check! I do.
Shriek!! ..but you must blindly worship....
[quote][p][bold]nobby43[/bold] wrote: 'Army driver. Be the best' Not! i know for a fact they were in uniform as i saw them on the Dorchester bypass. They should know the height of their vehicle. If there's any doubt, stop, get out and check! I do.[/p][/quote]Shriek!! ..but you must blindly worship.... ian king

4:27pm Thu 7 Jun 12

jmc1 says...

nobby43 wrote:
'Army driver. Be the best' Not! i know for a fact they were in uniform as i saw them on the Dorchester bypass. They should know the height of their vehicle. If there's any doubt, stop, get out and check! I do.
Just cause they were in uniform they could have been TA
[quote][p][bold]nobby43[/bold] wrote: 'Army driver. Be the best' Not! i know for a fact they were in uniform as i saw them on the Dorchester bypass. They should know the height of their vehicle. If there's any doubt, stop, get out and check! I do.[/p][/quote]Just cause they were in uniform they could have been TA jmc1

6:08pm Thu 7 Jun 12

nobby43 says...

jmc1 wrote:
nobby43 wrote:
'Army driver. Be the best' Not! i know for a fact they were in uniform as i saw them on the Dorchester bypass. They should know the height of their vehicle. If there's any doubt, stop, get out and check! I do.
Just cause they were in uniform they could have been TA
Please point out where I stated that they weren't TA? I said they were in uniform. I never used the word Regular.
[quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nobby43[/bold] wrote: 'Army driver. Be the best' Not! i know for a fact they were in uniform as i saw them on the Dorchester bypass. They should know the height of their vehicle. If there's any doubt, stop, get out and check! I do.[/p][/quote]Just cause they were in uniform they could have been TA[/p][/quote]Please point out where I stated that they weren't TA? I said they were in uniform. I never used the word Regular. nobby43

11:42am Fri 8 Jun 12

markerpen says...

It happens..we'll get over it...But it's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to satnav muck ups for trucks in Dorset.
It happens..we'll get over it...But it's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to satnav muck ups for trucks in Dorset. markerpen

2:05pm Fri 8 Jun 12

portlandboy says...

Whether the driver was a civvy, a TA or a regular soldier, they are all professionally trained to drive such vehicles. If the bridge looked even remotely too low for the lorry/load, wouldn't a "professional" driver have slowed to such a speed that would have merely touched the bridge rather than wipe the container clean off of the back of the truck?
Whether the driver was a civvy, a TA or a regular soldier, they are all professionally trained to drive such vehicles. If the bridge looked even remotely too low for the lorry/load, wouldn't a "professional" driver have slowed to such a speed that would have merely touched the bridge rather than wipe the container clean off of the back of the truck? portlandboy

2:09pm Fri 8 Jun 12

Babsarella66 says...

Thank goodness nobody was hurt.
Thank goodness nobody was hurt. Babsarella66

8:51pm Fri 8 Jun 12

Laadeeda says...

So it was driven by military drivers! Buses driven by civilians have never gone under bridges and got either stuck or taken the roof off?

For goodness sakes - sh1t happens.
So it was driven by military drivers! Buses driven by civilians have never gone under bridges and got either stuck or taken the roof off? For goodness sakes - sh1t happens. Laadeeda

4:39pm Sat 9 Jun 12

exocet says...

Laadeeda wrote:
So it was driven by military drivers! Buses driven by civilians have never gone under bridges and got either stuck or taken the roof off? For goodness sakes - sh1t happens.
that is as maybe but if we accept that as an argument then we will have nothing to bicker about.I believe it was related to the Olympics anyway!
[quote][p][bold]Laadeeda[/bold] wrote: So it was driven by military drivers! Buses driven by civilians have never gone under bridges and got either stuck or taken the roof off? For goodness sakes - sh1t happens.[/p][/quote]that is as maybe but if we accept that as an argument then we will have nothing to bicker about.I believe it was related to the Olympics anyway! exocet

8:22am Tue 12 Jun 12

Jacko11 says...

Where is the A Frame allowing it to be carried by this type of vehicle. Where is the damage to the ISO? No flatrack or damage to bridge??
Hardly a serious story with lack fact!
No names due to the fact it did not happen as reported.
Where is the A Frame allowing it to be carried by this type of vehicle. Where is the damage to the ISO? No flatrack or damage to bridge?? Hardly a serious story with lack fact! No names due to the fact it did not happen as reported. Jacko11

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