History meets Technology!

Sensors to prevent overweight vehicles passing on ancient bridge

Historical monument meets technology! In South Derbyshire, a new high tech signs will hopefully discourage overweight trucks from crossing the Grade 1 ancient Swarkestone Bridge.

This monument has a 7.5 tonne weight limit but overweight lorries regularly travel across. More specifically, a study shows that around 40 overweight HGVs traverse every day, including some that are double the weight limit.

 

"This monument has a 7.5 tonne weight limit but overweight lorries regularly travel across"

 

While many restriction signs were displayed on approach to the bridge, the County Council is adamant to set up electronic warning signs, which will advise vehicles on the weight limit. 

 

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