Train delays on First Capital Connect and Southern after digger crashes into Carshalton bridge

Train delays after digger crashes into Carshalton bridge

Train delays after digger crashes into Carshalton bridge

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Wandsworth Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A lorry carring a digger has crashed into a bridge in Carshalton, causing travel delays.

The digger was on the back of the lorry and it got wedged underneath the rail bridge in North Street shortly after 3pm. 

The blockage caused traffic to back up for about 10 minutes until workers managed to free the vehicle.

Disruption to train services is expected to affect both First Capital Connect and Southern customers.

Did you see what happened? Call the newsdesk on 020 8722 6358 or email ssleigh@london.newsquest.co.uk

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7:44pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Michael Pantlin says...

Bridge over Troubled Porters.
Bridge over Troubled Porters. Michael Pantlin
  • Score: 5

2:47pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

Or even a bridge too far.
Or even a bridge too far. Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: 4

3:07pm Fri 24 Jan 14

buggsie says...

Just looked at photo with item.
I live near Wandsworth Railway Bridge - every day a lorry has to reverse/turn back because it can't get under the bridge.
Before Christmas I spent 3 hours one evening (on and off) helping a Lithuanian (nice guy) driver of a vehicle transporter (phoned police - with road names - post codes etc) who couldn't get under the bridge - and couldn't reverse out of it either.
What it comes down to - is why are the council allowing these huge vehicles onto our narrow Victorian roads - they damage the surfaces and must be damaging our bridges over the Thames.
Why are our council doing all this building of over 1 million new homes (in my area) without thinking of accommodating the new drivers and these huge lorries - by widening our roads.
Just looked at photo with item. I live near Wandsworth Railway Bridge - every day a lorry has to reverse/turn back because it can't get under the bridge. Before Christmas I spent 3 hours one evening (on and off) helping a Lithuanian (nice guy) driver of a vehicle transporter (phoned police - with road names - post codes etc) who couldn't get under the bridge - and couldn't reverse out of it either. What it comes down to - is why are the council allowing these huge vehicles onto our narrow Victorian roads - they damage the surfaces and must be damaging our bridges over the Thames. Why are our council doing all this building of over 1 million new homes (in my area) without thinking of accommodating the new drivers and these huge lorries - by widening our roads. buggsie
  • Score: 5

12:17am Sat 25 Jan 14

Michael Pantlin says...

Hove Ex-Pat wrote:
Or even a bridge too far.
Nice one Hove Ex-Pat and when you find yourself in a bridge hole it's time to stop digging..
[quote][p][bold]Hove Ex-Pat[/bold] wrote: Or even a bridge too far.[/p][/quote]Nice one Hove Ex-Pat and when you find yourself in a bridge hole it's time to stop digging.. Michael Pantlin
  • Score: 3

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