Lorry trapped under railway bridge in Battersea

The railway bridge over Latchmere Road where the lorry became lodged

The railway bridge over Latchmere Road where the lorry became lodged

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A lorry has been removed from under a railway bridge after becoming wedged.

The heavy goods vehicle became lodged under the railway bridge on Latchmere Road, Battersea, by the junction with Sheepcote Lane, at just before 11am this morning.

Police were called to the scene at 10.54am and were able to remove the vehicle by 11.07am.

The bridge has a 3.8m height restriction.

British Transport Police were alerted to the problem but have not reported any delays to rail services.

Did you see the incident? Send any pictures to newsdesk@wandsworthguardian.co.uk

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3:30pm Fri 13 Jun 14

laptopalias says...

This is news? This typically happens at this bridge anything from once-a-week to three-times-a-day. Today's third is stuck under there right now.
This is news? This typically happens at this bridge anything from once-a-week to three-times-a-day. Today's third is stuck under there right now. laptopalias
  • Score: 2

9:09pm Fri 13 Jun 14

QPR4Me says...

Hopefully, the driver is done for driving "without due care and attention". The bridge and the approaches to it are clearly marked with regard to the height restriction.
At the end of the day, this only happened because the driver either ignored the warning signs or was too stupid to remember the height of his vehicle.

Perhaps a fine and a few points on his licence will make him think more carefully in future.
Hopefully, the driver is done for driving "without due care and attention". The bridge and the approaches to it are clearly marked with regard to the height restriction. At the end of the day, this only happened because the driver either ignored the warning signs or was too stupid to remember the height of his vehicle. Perhaps a fine and a few points on his licence will make him think more carefully in future. QPR4Me
  • Score: 3

10:54am Sat 14 Jun 14

buggsie says...

Couldn't the driver have let his tyres down to get out.
About time the size of lorries allowed inside the M25 was given some thought.
Wandsworth Railway Bridge - by me - a lorry a day has to reverse because they wont get under the bridge. Spent about 3 hours one night before Christmas helping (although another person said not to because I could get charged if driver did any damage) a driver who couldn't get under the bridge or reverse. Suppose thanks to his SAT NAV. See them going into a depot off York Road. His lorry was one of those transport carriers - what was he doing in Lombard Road/Vicarage Crescent - what damage is being done to our bridges with these great things using them (e.g. Hammersmith flyover) . He (Lithuanian) asked me to speak to the police on his mobile - street names/ postcodes etc. It took about 3 hours - me phoning him - and re phoning police (from my flat) - and him finally phoning to say he was OK.
Couldn't the driver have let his tyres down to get out. About time the size of lorries allowed inside the M25 was given some thought. Wandsworth Railway Bridge - by me - a lorry a day has to reverse because they wont get under the bridge. Spent about 3 hours one night before Christmas helping (although another person said not to because I could get charged if driver did any damage) a driver who couldn't get under the bridge or reverse. Suppose thanks to his SAT NAV. See them going into a depot off York Road. His lorry was one of those transport carriers - what was he doing in Lombard Road/Vicarage Crescent - what damage is being done to our bridges with these great things using them (e.g. Hammersmith flyover) . He (Lithuanian) asked me to speak to the police on his mobile - street names/ postcodes etc. It took about 3 hours - me phoning him - and re phoning police (from my flat) - and him finally phoning to say he was OK. buggsie
  • Score: 1

10:57am Sat 14 Jun 14

buggsie says...

@ QPR4Me
You will probably find most of them don't speak or understand English - so can't understand signs.
@ QPR4Me You will probably find most of them don't speak or understand English - so can't understand signs. buggsie
  • Score: 3

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