Monday 16 October 2017

Steady on: truck gets jammed under bridge and causes traffic chaos

The scene in Cork city centre where a truck hit a railway bridge
The scene in Cork city centre where a truck hit a railway bridge
The scene in Cork city centre where a truck hit a railway bridge
Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

THERE was traffic chaos in Cork after a truck got wedged underneath a railway bridge.

The incident occurred shortly after 10am at Water Street on the main Dublin/Waterford route out of the city centre.

It resulted in massive traffic tailbacks as the entire road was blocked with the truck wedged underneath the railway bridge which serves the Cork-Cobh/Midleton lines and is less than 1km from Kent Station.

Some motorists experienced delays of almost one hour.

Gardai were forced to implement traffic diversions with motorists exiting the city via Summerhill and Mayfield.

Desperate appeals were made for motorists heading to Dublin and Waterford from the city centre to take alternatives routes.

A recovery crane eventually removed the truck.

No-one was injured in the incident and no structural damage was caused to the bridge.

Strict height restrictions warnings are placed on approaches from Tivoli and the Lower Glanmire Road to the Water Street structure

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