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Yikes! A truck stuck under the Muizenberg bridge again

Yes it happened again – Another truck got stuck under the now infamous Muizenberg Bridge in Cape Town.

At this point, it’s unclear exactly when this happened, but if the latest social media reports are anything to say, it happened on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

Some have called it the ‘truck-eating bridge’, for obvious reasons and although there is a sign as you approach the bridge that clearly specifies the height limit of 2.5 meters, it seems that it doesn’t. hasn’t done much to prevent some of these potential disasters.

In June 2016, the city of Cape Town introduced a 3D laser detection system priced at over R200,000 at the railway bridge to prevent vehicles from crashing into it.

The system uses an infrared laser beam to measure the height and load of the vehicle. If the vehicle is in the turning lane and more than 2.5 meters from the road surface, a warning system is triggered at the intersection.

A panel with high powered LED lights flashes to warn the driver not to continue.

Muizenberg Bridge: here are some past incidents

In recent years, social media users have shared their images of a number of trucks found stuck under the Muizenberg Bridge.

The collision with the Atlantic Highway Bridge not only puts lives at risk, but also causes significant damage to city infrastructure and deployment of human resources at taxpayer expense and leads to unnecessary traffic congestion in the city. an area that leaves a limited capacity to accommodate alternative routes.

In a number of cases, drivers have been photographed trying to deflate their vehicle’s tires after being caught under the low structure.

In 2018, Cape Town said at least two trucks fell victim to the low bridge – which it added was still a problem, given the inconvenience and risks to public safety.

Yikes! A truck stuck under the Muizenberg bridge again

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