Lorry gets stuck under North Station bridge in Colchester

A lorry driver was caught in an unfortunate situation this afternoon after the lorry they were driving became wedged under the bridge at North Station in Colchester.

The incident happened at around 3:45pm, 17th November 2017.

The lorry, heading towards town from the ASDA supermarket store in Colchester briefly  wedged itself under the bridge.

After some careful driving and manoeuvring, the driver managed to free the vehicle allowing backed up traffic to flow freely.

A spokesperson for Greater Anglia confirmed: “[We] have been informed this bridge has extra protection and there was no damage.”

“Bridges are always checked after any type of incident like this, but it will not be reported to us if there is no damage that will affect the train service.”

Network Rail is responsible for the 20,000 miles of track and 40,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts in the UK.

In a bridge strike situation, emergency instructions are printed on each side of the bridge opening advising the public what to do.

Network Rail follow a strict process to ensure public safety following any bridge strike.


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