Ship hits Fremantle rail bridge, 20,000 homes blacked out

 

News article: Ship hits Fremantle rail bridge, 20,000 homes blacked out

A SEVERE thunderstorm forced a cargo ship to break its mooring and smash into the Fremantle rail bridge overnight.

  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
A SEVERE thunderstorm forced a cargo ship to break its mooring and smash into the Fremantle rail bridge overnight.

The storm, which hit the city just before 10pm last night, brought heavy rain to much of the South West and the city, and blacked out 20,000 homes.

Destructive winds were recorded in the South West, with Busselton Jetty recording a gust of 120km/h at 7.30pm.

More than 30 State Emergency Service and 20 Career and Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service personnel from Bunbury, Australind and Harvey units worked through the night responding to calls for help from storm damage.
Ship hits Fremantle rail bridge, 20,000 homes blacked out


Trains between Fremantle and Perth have been cancelled whilst the bridge is assessed for damage.

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  Mouse Chief Train Controller

Location:
^ Just cancelled between Fremantle and North Freo. (They electrified a crossover south of North Fremantle a couple of years back, after the previous bridge strike.)
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Wen is the bride inspection expected to be completed ?

Much damage ?
  Mouse Chief Train Controller

Location:
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Surprise, surprise, a typical headline from a News corp paper.

Next thing you know people will be blaming the railways for not keeping their power on.
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
what is the latest. are bridge repairs underway?

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