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Reader shares a solution to bridge hits in Grantham

Bridge plan, suggested by Robert Cornforth.

Bridge plan, suggested by Robert Cornforth.

Two weeks ago, Robert Cornforth sent in a picture he mocked up showing a warning sign to lorries approaching the bridge in Springfield Road, reading: “If you hit this sign you will hit that bridge.”

This week, on receiving plenty of feedback, he has come up with a Plan B.

He said: “Over the last couple of weeks I have been getting feedback from various people, including an email I received back from the Lincolnshire County Council highway authority, which included: “For any such scheme to be approved we are required to erect the equipment at a location where a vehicle can turn or use an alternative route, not reverse down a road due to the health and safety issues for other highway users and pedestrians.”
“This is along the lines of what many people have been saying; that a warning sign needs to be much nearer to the Springfield Road junction, as the first design was too close to the bridge itself. It was also suggested having the sign at a much greater height than the first design, with chains dangling down below to function as a better auditory warning.
“It has also been pointed out that it should have the low bridge signs on each post.
“With all of the above in mind, here is Plan B.”

 

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