Bridge hit by lorry despite warning signs

Despite warning signs advising of the 3.9m clearance under the bridge, a lorry from Essen in North Rhine-Westphalia with a higher trailer tried to pass under the bridge at the junction of the Homburger Landstraße and the Frankfurter Landstraße, in the area known as “An den Drei Hasen”, last Tuesday, 11th December, 2012.

The trailer was caught by the bridge, with the damage caused to the trailer itself estimated at €8,300.

It remains to be seen whether the bridge was damaged in any way.

 

Witnesses sought for Motorway Accident

Police are looking for witnesses who saw anyone on or near a motorway bridge across the A5 last Saturday night.

At around 1.40am on Sunday morning (23rd September 2012) stones and a large lump of earth were thrown from a bridge across the A5 motorway.  The footbridge is an extension of the Massenheimer Weg in Ober-Eschbach.

A 20 year old driver from Niddatal was travelling southwards along the motorway when a large lump of earth hit and broke the windscreen on the passenger side of the car.  The person sitting in the passenger seat suffered severe injuries and was taken to the accident clinic.  The driver lost control over the vehicle which hit the crash barrier and ended up facing the wrong way.  Both the driver and a passenger on the back seat suffered a shock but were otherwise only slightly injured.

The southbound carriageway of the motorway was closed from 1.50am until 8.30am on Sunday morning.  Three ambulances, a doctor, and local fire brigades were in attendance.  The damage is estimated at €30,000.

Those giving first aid reported seeing people on the bridge over the motorway, but by the time the emergency services arrived they had left.  They are requested to call Bad Homburg police on 06172 1200, as are anyone else who was in the area and saw anything.

 

Kurmainzer Straße to be closed for 8 weeks

Roadworks sign - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / RedKoalaThe Kurmainzer Straße in Weißkirchen is to be closed between 1st October and 30th November 2012 to allow a bridge across the Urselbach to be rebuilt.

Traffic will be diverted along the Ludwig-Erhard-Straße, Zimmersmühlenweg and Weißkirchener Straße.

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