21.08.2015

Don’t forget the load

A delivery driver carrying a boom lift appeared to have forgotten his load when he passed a height warning sign, he was soon reminded as the articulated boom lift was smashed against the bridge in Paris on Wednesday morning.
The driver ignored the 3.5m sign and seriously damaged the lift

The driver had a Lavendon platform on the back of his low loader/low boy trailer when he passed the sign stating banning vehicles over 3.5 metres high, and ploughed into the bridge carrying an elevated section of Metro line six between Bercy and Chevaleret in the 13th Arrondissement. The line was closed while it was inspected for damage, but it turned out that the only damage was to an identification plaque.

The effect below however far more widespread with the traffic seriously disrupted until early afternoon. Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident.
A side view shows just how hard the machine impacted the bridge

Comments

Eric L
That's not how underbridge booms usually look like. But it's comapct !

Aug 24, 2015

Not betting on the Telescope functions working any more - bridge looks strong though !

Aug 21, 2015
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