Another truck stuck under Muizenberg Bridge (will they ever learn?)
Motorists driving along Atlantic Road can expect traffic flow to be disrupted due to another truck stuck under the Muizenberg Bridge in Cape Town.
You'd think by now that drivers of heavy motor vehicles would know to avoid the structure.
Image credit: The City of Cape Town Safety, Security and Social Services
Despite the clear signage indicating the 2.5-metre height restriction, bus and truck drivers continue to find themselves stuck in the same spot.
In 2016, the City of Cape Town announced plans to introduce a 3D laser detection system at the railway bridge, to prevent vehicles from crashing into it.
On many occasions, drivers have been photographed trying to deflate the tyres of their vehicles after getting caught underneath the low level structure.
Bus stuck under Muizenberg Bridge. Again.— CapeTalk on 567AM (@CapeTalk) March 2, 2018
It’s fine. We didn’t want to get home at a reasonable hour on a weekend anyway. pic.twitter.com/KgaiiJfwXr
Here are other instances when drivers clearly missed the warnings, courtesy of Twitter:
The Bridge. Unknowable. Undefeated. Apparently Invisible :D. Hope no one got hurt. Not my pic pic.twitter.com/r6fjeX9kDU— #MuizenbergImprovementDistrict (@Muizenberg) November 16, 2015
Not again! Two trucks got stuck under same bridge in Muizenberg. Pic: CCT pic.twitter.com/jnxvVAzlRo— Julian Jansen (@JulianJansen) January 9, 2016
Bus got stuck under Muizenberg's bridge yesterday. Apparently that bridge is famous for that. Highlight of the day! pic.twitter.com/HcW2J8Dkvb— Nat Houdek (@nathafrica) March 27, 2013
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