The Albert Road Bridge Has Broken Melbourne's Drought And Claimed Another Victim

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 02 Sep 2020 08:09
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
That truck is almost double the height of the bridge. How did he ever think he was going to fit under there ?

The Albert Road Bridge Has Broken Melbourne's Drought And Claimed Another Victim

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  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
That truck is almost double the height of the bridge. How did he ever think he was going to fit under there ?
"freightgate"
He obviously didn't think at all which is grounds for losing his truck licence for life.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
In fairness, the truck would fit perfectly under that bridge without an issue.

The bin he had on the back of his truck is a different matter all together.


What a numpty.
  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
"The light rail bridge crossing Albert Rd in South Melbourne, just off Canterbury Rd, has awoken to claim a helpless truck on Monday afternoon, ending what felt like an eternity without a bridge collision in Melbourne."

How about "Stupid truck driver crashes into inanimate, immobile bridge." Not some sleeping ogre.

Bloody journalists.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Lighten up.

The article you're quoting isn't from the ABC, its from an FM radio station, I don't think they were seriously suggesting the bridge had nefarious intentions.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I think the bit I object to is "claim a helpless truck."   The media could help if it reported these incidents as careless.
  GoldenGirl Locomotive Fireman

I think the bit I object to is "claim a helpless truck."   The media could help if it reported these incidents as careless.
Valvegear
Honesty and accuracy in news reporting? What a novel concept.
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Lighten up.

The article you're quoting isn't from the ABC, its from an FM radio station, I don't think they were seriously suggesting the bridge had nefarious intentions.
Gman_86
Was there a less frivolous news report, perhaps on the ABC or in the Age?
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
I think the bit I object to is "claim a helpless truck."   The media could help if it reported these incidents as careless.
Valvegear
Perhaps they (or their spellcheck) don't know the difference between 'helpless' and 'hapless'.  ??

The CoG (centre of gravity) of some of these scrap trucks always looks wrong to me.
Silly me - it's road so she'll be right. Until ...Embarassed
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
I think the bit I object to is "claim a helpless truck."   The media could help if it reported these incidents as careless.
Perhaps they (or their spellcheck) don't know the difference between 'helpless' and 'hapless'.  ??

The CoG (centre of gravity) of some of these scrap trucks always looks wrong to me.
Silly me - it's road so she'll be right. Until ...Embarassed
YM-Mundrabilla
Great (not) journalism.

What did the story (as per the headline) have to do with drought (and rain).  Very poor use of words and the English language, but probably typical of journalists at large.

Keep safe,

John
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

The word "drought" is regularly used to indicate that something hasn't occurred for a long time. When Richmond won the AFL premiership in 2017 they broke a 37 year drought. In the context of the article, it has been a long time (not years, but months) since the last truck hitting a bridge incident. I have no issue with that word, it is the "helpless" I don't like.  Why newspapers can't say "yet another truckie has run into a bridge" I don't know, because that's  what it actually is.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
Lighten up.

The article you're quoting isn't from the ABC, its from an FM radio station, I don't think they were seriously suggesting the bridge had nefarious intentions.
Gman_86
Yeah the bridge ran out in front of the truck unexpectedly as the poor truck driver was innocently minding his own business driving down the road... that's how it always happens!
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

Those types of trucks / trailers need to be banned from our roads. The centre of gravity is too high and they are prone to tipping over.

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