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OldBerkshireBoy

A47 Boat Stuck Under Bridge

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Sorry for vagueness, problem is towards Thickthorn services with Postwick behind you.

Looks like it has cleared others but is a good few inches too tall for this bridge.

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Must have been some boat that bridge is so high.    I had read there were problems this morning on the A47 at Postwick but no more than that I can tells you.     Will have a look on Radio Norfolk.

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All I can say is that it was a fair sized cabin cruiser with motorcycle and van escorts. Guess not all the bridges are the same height on that road.

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Not good then for some poor soul.    Hope they are sorted now.

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let's hope it's not a case ofresurfacing the road and undermining the bridge clearance, as has happened near us recently. The argument as to who is at fault will run for years.

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If she's on her way to the Broads then I hope they don't try passing under 'Po'er Haam'!

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Looking at the direction of travel more likely heading to the A11 going south hopefully clearing the bridges on there, you would have thought the route would have been checked before leaving.

Fred

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:default_dunce:So not stuck under the bridge but on the bridge .    Got that completely wrong.

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I assumed this one at Cringleford - The one shortly before you turn off onto the A11 if coming from the direction of Postwick.

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There's another bridge between the A146 and A140, as well...

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7 hours ago, rightsaidfred said:

Looking at the direction of travel more likely heading to the A11 going south hopefully clearing the bridges on there, you would have thought the route would have been checked before leaving.

Fred

Only in very special circumstances are overbridges physically measured prior to an abnormal / oversize load being moved. The route will be dictated, adopting data provided by a number of statutory authorities. As previously mentioned by Paul above, resurfacing works can and have had detrimental effects on clearances (a haulier engaged by my employer managed to get a large crawler crane stuck fast under a bridge approaching a site in the West Country some years ago, the road had been planed and surfaced, reducing clearance by 120mm). Last year we struck an overhanging road sign twice with a large piece of construction equipment in London, once going into site and again leaving the site six months later (the sign having been replaced exactly as it was after we demolished it...)

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Easter weekend, Saturday mid-morning, traffic jam northbound on the A12 through Suffolk because ... two portacabins were being moved! Have to admit that we thought it incredible that anyone would think it was ok to do that on the Saturday of Easter weekend at around 10.30am. Of course we don't know where they had come from or why they had to be moved or where they were going. I think that we got stuck behind them at Darsham and didn't get past until the dual carriageway after Kessingland. Miles and miles. There was an escort vehicle in front as it was such a wide load. Traffic coming the other way often had to pull over onto the verge to let them through. There are some tight bends through the villages on that route so it was very slow going in places. And with them being so wide there was no chance that anyone was getting past. 

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16 hours ago, chrisdobson45 said:

Only in very special circumstances are overbridges physically measured prior to an abnormal / oversize load being moved. The route will be dictated, adopting data provided by a number of statutory authorities. As previously mentioned by Paul above, resurfacing works can and have had detrimental effects on clearances (a haulier engaged by my employer managed to get a large crawler crane stuck fast under a bridge approaching a site in the West Country some years ago, the road had been planed and surfaced, reducing clearance by 120mm). Last year we struck an overhanging road sign twice with a large piece of construction equipment in London, once going into site and again leaving the site six months later (the sign having been replaced exactly as it was after we demolished it...)

I wasn`t suggesting measuring every bridge but there are web sites available that we used when I was involved in transportation management years ago that identify any potential problems, it is a simple matter to check your route and then if necessary double check any possible hazards that are identified.

Fred

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2 hours ago, rightsaidfred said:

I wasn`t suggesting measuring every bridge but there are web sites available that we used when I was involved in transportation management years ago that identify any potential problems, it is a simple matter to check your route and then if necessary double check any possible hazards that are identified.

Fred

Bridges below 16' 6" are supposed to be marked and drivers are required by law to know the height of their load and have it recorded in the cab

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...speaking to our usual abnormal load haulier this morning about one of our babies being moved from Peterborough in May it was stated that there are many bridges that have "issues" whereby the stated bridge clearances are a lot less in reality. This particular piece of equipment is about 4.2m high on the trailer so a bit of a beast to move... 

 

 

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I used to have a 'Truckers Atlas' that showed all the low bridge heights across the country, at the time I was driving a transit parcel van with a roofrack and had an air draught of around 10 foot 6" (it was a while back) so the atlas was useful, though to be fair there werent many bridges it couldnt get under. there was however a problem finding an MOT centre that had enough height above their lift, or used a pit under the van to inspect the bottom.

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2 hours ago, chrisdobson45 said:

in May it was stated that there are many bridges that have "issues" whereby the stated bridge clearances are a lot less in reality. 

What a blessing Broads bridges aren’t like that! 

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