Bridge Strikes

There are more than 2,000 bridge strikes every year in Britain – more than 5/day, costing millions of pounds of damage and thousands of hours of train delays.

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Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire have had the highest numbers of bridge strikes in Britain in recent periods.

In the 12 months to April, a bridge on the A142 – Stuntney Road – in Ely, Cambridgeshire, had the most strikes in that time – 32.

A bridge on the B109 – Stonea Road – in Stonea, Cambridgeshire, followed in second place with 23 while a bridge on the A5 – Watling Street – in Hinckley, Leicestershire, came third with 22.