Hire truck is caught in a sticky situation

A tow truck prepares to remove a hire truck that struck the railway bridge on Layard Street in Goodna.
A tow truck prepares to remove a hire truck that struck the railway bridge on Layard Street in Goodna. David Nielsen

ONE truck a month is getting stuck under the Layard St rail bridge in Goodna with another added to the tally yesterday.

A Thrifty hire truck had to be towed away at 3.30pm after becoming stuck under the 3.8m clearance railway bridge, but Councillor Paul Tully said there was a solution to the problem.

"I have previously called for the Department of Transport and Main Roads to have metal dongles hanging down to warn drivers," he said.

"The first motorway bridge is higher than the 3.8m. They go under two bridges and a lot of them don't realise that there is another low level railway bridge after it.

"This is going to continue until they put some warning device there. It is a real problem having the two bridges at different heights next to each other."

The confusion is compounded because the motorway bridge is listed as 3.8m, but is actually higher.

The QT understands the driver of the hire truck was not fined by police because the sticker for indicating clearance on his front windscreen had the wrong reading.

Topics:  goodna, ipswich train line, layard st bridge, translink

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