Friday, June 24, 2011

Crane off - again

Crane off againSo here is the crane that had been loaded onto that truck a few hours previously.

They had made it round a left hand bend then a right hander at the lights, where it fell off. Right by the bus stop and not far from where it had previously been moored all those years..

Thankfully nobody was hurt.

Oddly enough I had mentioned to a bystander earlier that they would have to be careful going round corners with that load on. It turns out it was the guy who had just sold the crane. He said it would be fine - Ha.

By the time I got there to take a picture, no less than three large lifting trucks, like you can see in the picture had descended on the scene, along with the police and a few council workers to assist.

I'm guessing that once all the bills from that lot are paid, what was a tidy earner for someone turned into an expensive nightmare.

As you can imagine, traffic in Southampton over the Northam bridge was a nightmare while they got the crane back on the bed of the truck again.

8 comments:

  1. Oooops! Fran x
    ps Good to have you back.

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  2. Somebody sure didn't do a very good job chaining that crane down.

    Thanks for the answer on the webcam.

    Bill Kelleher

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  3. Tim,
    I have a unrelated to this post question.

    Do you have to have a anchor light on at night ?

    Yes I know you are on a mooring, but with all the traffic on the river I just wondered.

    Thanks

    Bill Kelleher

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  4. Fred (WWR)5:31 PM

    The best laid plans of mice and men! I wouldn't want to be in his shoes :( . Welcome back, looking forward to updates on the "Lady".

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  5. Hi Bill

    Agreed.

    Regards

    Tim

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  6. Hi Bill

    I don't show any lights on Lady Jane, as there is plenty of ambient light about so there should not be any visibility issues.

    I suspect lights may just cause confusion!

    Regards

    Tim

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  7. Hi Fred

    Yup - lots still to do here :)

    Regards

    Tim

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