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One of the country's most bashed railway bridges has been hit again this morning.

A motor home has become wedged under Stonea railway bridge underpass.

The incident has prompted comments on social media with one person suggesting a simple height bar be placed before the bridge to give a better warning.

Stonea underpass is currently closed after being struck by a motor home this morning. (57330132)
Stonea underpass is currently closed after being struck by a motor home this morning. (57330132)

While others have simply asked: "Why don't people read the signs."

The underpass was closed in October 2019 after it was struck twice in one week, with the second causing ‘significant’ damage to the support beam, forcing the closure on safety grounds.

It re-opened in February last year and was hit within days of being opened following the lengthy repairs.

At the time the underpass was closed the bridge had been hit 15 times in 10 months.

It has since been hit a number of times. Today's being the latest and it appears that no-one was hurt as a result of the accident.

However, drivers may face delays as they will have to wait at the railway crossing instead of using the underpass and the gates can be closed for up to 15 minutes.



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