CAUGHT ON CAMERA: The moment yet another vehicle got trapped underneath Ely rail bridge

13:09 17 May 2014

Van hits bridge at Ely: Photo: Clinton Edwards

Van hits bridge at Ely: Photo: Clinton Edwards


The A142 at Ely station was again closed last night as rescuers had to free a lorry trapped under the bridge.

The road was closed for sometime – and diversions put in place- while the vehicle was removed.

Police warned motorists they faced “severe delays” on Bridge Road after the lorry became wedged under the bridge.

Queues built up on both approach roads.

Photo: Clinton Edwards


  • As usual, van and lorry drivers don't bother to look at the signs, or perhaps they can't read them...

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    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • The bridge is not a problem, how can it be? Its the idiots trying to drive a 10ft lorry under a 9ft bridge. Cant the drivers read?

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    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • This bridge has been a major problem for as long as I can remember - and that is a very long while. Roll on the Ely Southern By-pass.

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    Geoffrey Woollard

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

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