TQ5374 : Dartford: Priory Road railway bridge

taken 9 years ago, near to Dartford, Kent, Great Britain

Dartford: Priory Road railway bridge
Dartford: Priory Road railway bridge
This narrow low bridge allows traffic to pass under the railway line west of Dartford station. Surprisingly there is no right of priority for traffic so it's a case of first come first served. Added to that a buddleia bush has grown over a period of time in front of the height restriction signs on the bridge, while the metric version on the post-mounted sign on the left has been covered in mindless graffiti. If a high vehicle struck that bridge causing damage that prevented trains using it I would like to be a fly on the wall listening to the arguments between the various parties about who was to blame. Network Rail for failing to maintain the bridge, Kent County Council or Dartford Borough Council for failing to maintain the signs, the vehicle owners or driver for failing to observe the signs...? All potentially taken to task by Southeastern trains whose service would be disrupted. The height restriction is 11' 0" or 3.3 metres (rounding down), so there, I've done my bit, but does anyone care anymore?
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TQ5374, 120 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 8 March, 2008
Category
Railway bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 539 745 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.9147N 0:12.8009E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 539 745
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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