Another bridge strike

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Re: Another bridge strike

Post by Big L » Wed Nov 25, 2020 19:28

aj444 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 19:17
Random question - if the signed height for a bridge is 14'5'' and you know your vehicle although being 14'6'' will fit underneath it are you breaking the law?
Guess it depends on whether the signs are circular or triangular.

I think signed heights are only allowed to be shown in 3" multiples, so 14' 5" should never appear.
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Re: Another bridge strike

Post by Conekicker » Wed Nov 25, 2020 19:37

Big L wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 19:28
aj444 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 19:17
Random question - if the signed height for a bridge is 14'5'' and you know your vehicle although being 14'6'' will fit underneath it are you breaking the law?
Guess it depends on whether the signs are circular or triangular.

I think signed heights are only allowed to be shown in 3" multiples, so 14' 5" should never appear.
Additionally the signed height should be rounded down. BUT - there's no guarantee the signed height is correct, the road may have been resurfaced and the height not checked to see if the sign is correct. Or the sign just may be wrong. Also, can you be certain of the height of your vehicle, might it depend on how heavily loaded it is as to what it's height is?
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Re: Another bridge strike

Post by aj444 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 20:02

I was just wondering why they needed a TRO for the bridge in Oldbury when it has a regulatory sign on it, why can they not just change the sign?

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Re: Another bridge strike

Post by KeithW » Wed Nov 25, 2020 20:06

aj444 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 19:17
Random question - if the signed height for a bridge is 14'5'' and you know your vehicle although being 14'6'' will fit underneath it are you breaking the law?
Probably but more importantly you are taking a serious risk, while it may squeak under fully loaded it may not when empty. This is why when lowdecker buses went under the railway bridge at Middlesbrough station the drivers where told to come to a full stop and edge forward slowly, suspension bounce could be enough to cause damage,

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Re: Another bridge strike

Post by aj444 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 20:12

Don't forget that vehicle heights are calculated when unladen as well as bridge heights being rounded down. But in this particular case we know the bridge height is 14'6'' as that's what it is just now. My whatever at 14'5'' will fit just now, but won't soon....

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Re: Another bridge strike

Post by Fenlander » Wed Nov 25, 2020 20:52

aj444 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 20:02
I was just wondering why they needed a TRO for the bridge in Oldbury when it has a regulatory sign on it, why can they not just change the sign?
Is it because they’re going from using the correct height for it to an ‘environmental’ one so that needs a different approval process?

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Re: Another bridge strike

Post by B1040 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 13:54

Nearly two months with out a post, then...
https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/c ... a-18895571

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Re: Another bridge strike

Post by Al__S » Wed Jan 13, 2021 22:20

B1040 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 13:54
Nearly two months with out a post, then...
https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/c ... a-18895571

Not Ely!
That was in September.
Stats say that between then and now there's probably been hundreds of them

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Re: Another bridge strike

Post by B1040 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 22:26

(Offensive language deleted) Cambridge News. Why put fresh news up when you can recycle ancient stuff?

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Re: Another bridge strike

Post by Chris Bertram » Wed Jan 13, 2021 22:50

B1040 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 22:26
(Offensive language deleted) Cambridge News. Why put fresh news up when you can recycle ancient stuff?
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Re: Another bridge strike

Post by Pendlemac » Thu Jan 14, 2021 07:14

B1040 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 22:26
(Offensive language deleted) Cambridge News. Why put fresh news up when you can recycle ancient stuff?
Once it's on the website it stays there and I cannot currently find a link to it from any of the headline pages.

I have noticed that the BBC sometimes show links to old stories at the bottom of their news pages.

Maybe you could tell us how you found it so we know if those running the Cambridge News site really are to blame?

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Re: Another bridge strike

Post by Al__S » Thu Jan 14, 2021 07:34

it'll probably have been in the Taboola section under a story, which a is a clickbait/content farm system that mixes their own nonsense with a selection of stories, often years old and always irrelevant. There's one that seems to often appear with the headline "M11 set to be closed until at least midnight after huge lorry fire" that's from 2018. Taboola are pollution on the internet, they offer nothing that is helpful to users.

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Re: Another bridge strike

Post by KeithW » Thu Jan 14, 2021 07:55

Al__S wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 07:34
it'll probably have been in the Taboola section under a story, which a is a clickbait/content farm system that mixes their own nonsense with a selection of stories, often years old and always irrelevant. There's one that seems to often appear with the headline "M11 set to be closed until at least midnight after huge lorry fire" that's from 2018. Taboola are pollution on the internet, they offer nothing that is helpful to users.
Unless of course you a are looking for old news for research purposes, a lot ends up on the wayback machine but often there is a significant lag. You can find such old stories by including a date in the search string try this for example.
shropshire bridge strike 2017
https://www.shropshirelive.com/news/201 ... le-strike/

And often avoid them the same way.

shropshire bridge strike 2020
https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/loc ... e-strikes/

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Re: Another bridge strike

Post by M4 Cardiff » Thu Jan 14, 2021 09:27

Use Adblocker / Ublock on firefox and you can say goodbye to scum like taboola for good!
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Re: Another bridge strike

Post by KeithW » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:33

M4 Cardiff wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 09:27
Use Adblocker / Ublock on firefox and you can say goodbye to scum like taboola for good!
The problem is a significant number of news sites wont let you in if you block ads, that is how they get the money to pay for the site and salaries of journalists after all. To get round this I use 2 browsers, 1 with an ad blocker and one without.

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Re: Another bridge strike

Post by B1040 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 13:59

I thought I'd googled Cambridge News on a laptop, and got an up to date set of news headlines.
The website seems inaccessible from my phone now.
Usually when I go to Cambridge News, even via a search engine to try to get a recent feed, I get the same 3 stories. One 2 months old then a 3 month story and then a 4 month story.

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Re: Another bridge strike

Post by linuxrocks » Fri Jan 15, 2021 15:35

KeithW wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:33
M4 Cardiff wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 09:27
Use Adblocker / Ublock on firefox and you can say goodbye to scum like taboola for good!
The problem is a significant number of news sites wont let you in if you block ads, that is how they get the money to pay for the site and salaries of journalists after all. To get round this I use 2 browsers, 1 with an ad blocker and one without.
Have you tried https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... nbmbdmbkdj (which I use at home) or https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... p?hl=en-GB (which I have on my work PC)

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