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Another lorry hits rail bridge in Hungerford

Trains delayed while engineers check for safety

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Oops! Another lorry gets stuck beneath Hungerford rail bridge

IT'S happened again.

Rail services were disrupted today (Friday) after a lorry struck Hungerford's High Street railway bridge.

And witnesses said the culprit was a Home Bargains lorry - the same firm whose vehicle struck the bridge almost exactly 12 months ago (pictured).

Martin Bakker, of Martin and the Magpie florists, said he heard the crash at around 1.45pm and added: "It was a Home Bargains lorry. It was stuck for a few minutes but then it just drove off."

Meanwhile rail services were delayed while engineers checked the structure for damage.

A Network Rail spokesman, James Davies, said: "We had ascertained that it was safe by 1.45pm and normal services were resumed."

The bridge has been the site of numerous strikes as lorries try to negotiate their way beneath it.

See next week's Hungerford edition of the Newbury Weekly News for more on the implications of the repeated bridge strikes.

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  • grumpy

    18/11/2016 - 15:03

    Is there a warning sign that it's a low bridge ?? Or are these particularly oversized lorries ??

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    • sayitasitis

      19/11/2016 - 15:03

      Or is the driver just an idiot???

      Reply

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