Bridge strikes can be dangerous for motorists and cause frustrating delays for road and rail users. In 2018-19, over-height vehicles struck rail bridges 65 times, causing hundreds of hours of avoidable delays to rail services.
While Queensland Rail invests in
engineering solutions to reduce the likelihood and impact of bridge strikes at key locations across its network, the reality is every low-level bridge (under 5.0 m) is fitted with height clearance signage and it’s up to motorists to know their vehicle’s height and load and stay clear of bridges which are too low. It’s that simple.
If you are hiring a caravan or removal truck, or are driving in an area which you’re not familiar with, please know your vehicle’s height, stay alert, and take an alternate route if the height clearance sign of a rail bridge shows your vehicle is too high. Running the risk is simply not worth it.
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