Laser beams part of new warning system for Napier St Bridge

Truck hit Bridge in Napier St Footscray.
Truck hit Bridge in Napier St Footscray.

LASER beams and electric signs will be switched on at Melbourne's most notorious bridge on Wednesday in a hi-tech push to end truck crashes at the dangerous spot.

The Herald Sun report says the Andrews Government has invested $1.2 million into a new warning system for the Napier St Bridge in Footscray, which has been hit by more than 70 oversized vehicles in the past five years.

The infamous bridge is a hotspot for overhead collisions, despite the presence of 28 warning signs and seven height detection devices around the crossing.

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