Rail bridge collisions can be dangerous for motorists and cause frustrating delays for road and rail users.
While Queensland Rail invests in
engineering solutions to reduce the likelihood and impact of rail bridge collisions at key locations across its network, the reality is every low-level bridge (under 5.3 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 own a caravan or are considering hiring a 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.
If you are involved in, or witness, a bridge strike incident, it should be immediately reported to us using the telephone number on the identification plate fixed to the bridge or calling Emergency Network Control on 1800 079 303.
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