I just don't get it. This truck tried to go under a bridge and it was too high to clear the bridge. Now, sometimes trucks have loads on them that vary but from my observations, most of the trucks that hit bridges are quite standard. Where trams run under the bridges and the overhead wiring is taken out, it causes massive disruption and inconvenience to tram passengers and it happens all to often. How often do we hear that a truck has brought down the tram overhead wiring at the corner of Spencer and Flinders Streets? Often!
All bridges have their clearance signposted and I would guess that inside trucks are signs that tells of the truck's height. Then there is the truck driver's basic instinct and awareness of clearances.....ohhhh, that looks a bit low for my truck.
How hard can this be for professional drivers?
Photo by Ian Green.