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Low bridges are big headache for lorry drivers - and residents

PUBLISHED: 15:32 11 July 2008 | UPDATED: 08:55 21 July 2010

FED-UP residents are calling for action over problems caused by two low railway bridges in Homerton. The Kenworthy Road and Barnabas Road bridges are renowned for causing huge delays as lorries consistently get stuck under them or have to turn round after

FED-UP residents are calling for action over problems caused by two low railway bridges in Homerton.

The Kenworthy Road and Barnabas Road bridges are renowned for causing huge delays as lorries consistently get stuck under them or have to turn round after going the wrong way.

John Hooper, 60, who lives in Anderson Road, Homerton, said: "It's a thorough nuisance, I'm often being held up by lorry drivers, who realise they aren't going to fit under the bridge.

"On top of this, lorries often get stuck under the bridges. It's happened quite a few times over the years and causes huge delays.

"There are signs, but these clearly aren't working either because drivers don't see them or if they are a foreign driver, they don't understand them.

"They use these roads as a shortcut to the Blackwall Tunnel. Something has to be done to stop them coming down the roads in the first place."

Cllr Alan Laing, Hackney Council's Cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: "We are aware of the situation and its effects on our residents and are pursuing Transport for London concerning improvements for signing and advance warning, as well as solutions to address the cause of the problem."

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