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Another stuck truck disrupts bridge traffic

By Michael Reid - 30 June 2016 4

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge

It seems the Commonwealth Bridge on Parkes Way is becoming a magnet for stuck trucks.

In October last year a truck hauling an excavator blocked the Parkes Way tunnel for two days, leading to a $1.2 million insurance bill.

On Thursday another one carrying a large prefabricated concrete wall slab became wedged under the bridge.

The truck shut down one westbound lane, police said. Debris was scattered over the road after the vehicle hit the underside of the bridge at about 2.30pm.

However, the scene was quickly recovered and by 3pm the truck had been extracted from the bridge and was off the road.

WorkSafe ACT spokesman said inspectors had been called to the site but had determined that the matter needed no further investigation.

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4 Responses to
Another stuck truck disrupts bridge traffic
gazket 10:57 am 01 Jul 16

canberreaner said :

So when the same thing happens to light rail whats the plan?

how is train carrying prefab concrete slab going to get stuck under Commonwealth bridge ?

rosscoact 10:21 am 01 Jul 16

canberreaner said :

So when the same thing happens to light rail whats the plan?

Doesn’t seem to be in the risk plan. This is almost the most egregious omission after the whole meteor hitting the earth thing and flying cars developing artificial intelligence and banding together to form dive-bombing mosquito squads on innocent tram riders.

Why have you not bought those up?

What are you trying to hide?

gooterz 8:47 am 01 Jul 16

So when the same thing happens to light rail whats the plan?

Mordd 6:09 am 01 Jul 16

I’m just waiting for this to appear as a plot line in Secret City now!

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