Another stuck truck

An ETL truck fell victim to the usual story of a driver following the GPS onto the high-level bridge at lunchtime on Friday.  Fortunately, there was no damage to the bridge this time, however traffic had to be diverted while the driver reversed the truck back across the bridge.  ETL confirmed the driver was new to the area from the Hawke’s Bay and had followed his GPS onto to the bridge. The situation was compounded by the fact that the 3m height restriction sign on the Cambridge side of the bridge had been struck by another truck the day before and flipped over the crossbeam, meaning the driver was able to drive onto the bridge unimpeded.  His truck flipped the sign back the other way, which a Fulton’s worker standing nearby said had saved him the job of getting up there to fix it.  Traffic was backed up down Williamson St as a result of the diversion.

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