Lorry crash causes bridge collapse

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Could ITS features offer protection against incidents such as the vehicle strike which caused a pedestrian bridge spanning the M20 to collapse at the weekend?

Luckily this incident did not result in any fatalities, but could a network of over-height vehicle detectors situated on the strategic road network provide a means to warn vehicles that are too tall?

UPDATE 01 09 2016

This item has resulted in some debate regarding the possible implementation of ITS infrastructure to guard against this type of scenario, see the post item and join the debate here.

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Lorry crash causes bridge collapse