Slow going on roads as huge load transported through Bridgwater to Watchet

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: This picture was taken in Taunton Road this morning. This picture was taken in Taunton Road this morning.

THIS was the scene in the centre of Bridgwater this morning, as a massive 145-tonne boiler made its way to a paper mill in Watchet.

As reported, police gave advance warning to motorists that "significant delays" would be likely on Somerset's roads today, as the 100ft long and 16ft wide boiler was transported.

Its journey started at 9am at Sedgemoor Services on the M5.

It left the motorway at junction 24 for Bridgwater south, headed onto the A38, towards Bridgwater and turned left onto the A39 Broadway.

It will continue along the A39 through Williton to Washford Cross, where it will turn right onto the B3190 and into the paper mill.

A police spokesman said: "Throughout the journey the load will be escorted by police. "It is not known how long it will take but it could take up to seven hours to complete the move."

The spokesman added: "The nature of this load and the difficulty of the route mean that this load cannot be moved during the hours of darkness."

 

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3:38pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Guy Smiley says...

Great to see continued investment in an important employer in the area!
Great to see continued investment in an important employer in the area! Guy Smiley
  • Score: 11

7:35pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Dr Dave says...

Short video of the truck completing the tight left hand turn onto the Broadway in Bridgwater here -> http://youtu.be/KaaR
ygO_7pA
Short video of the truck completing the tight left hand turn onto the Broadway in Bridgwater here -> http://youtu.be/KaaR ygO_7pA Dr Dave
  • Score: -3

10:13pm Sun 12 Jan 14

nat_11 says...

I wouldn't like to be the one that reverse parks that thing!
I wouldn't like to be the one that reverse parks that thing! nat_11
  • Score: 1

10:19pm Sun 12 Jan 14

nat_11 says...

Dr Dave wrote:
Short video of the truck completing the tight left hand turn onto the Broadway in Bridgwater here -> http://youtu.be/KaaR

ygO_7pA
that links nothing to do with that lorry,? it goes to a video about women's rights?

interesting but a little miss placed?
[quote][p][bold]Dr Dave[/bold] wrote: Short video of the truck completing the tight left hand turn onto the Broadway in Bridgwater here -> http://youtu.be/KaaR ygO_7pA[/p][/quote]that links nothing to do with that lorry,? it goes to a video about women's rights? interesting but a little miss placed? nat_11
  • Score: 1

10:41pm Sun 12 Jan 14

united says...

Nice bit of driving, sign him up for Carnival!!!
Nice bit of driving, sign him up for Carnival!!! united
  • Score: 0

11:18pm Sun 12 Jan 14

nat_11 says...

this is a clip of him going to get petrol !

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=_-cNcHRjL
Rs
this is a clip of him going to get petrol ! http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=_-cNcHRjL Rs nat_11
  • Score: -2

2:06pm Mon 13 Jan 14

souwesterly says...

Dr Dave wrote:
Short video of the truck completing the tight left hand turn onto the Broadway in Bridgwater here -> http://youtu.be/KaaR

ygO_7pA
Try this one - your link has nothing to do with the subject.

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=_-cNcHRjL
Rs
[quote][p][bold]Dr Dave[/bold] wrote: Short video of the truck completing the tight left hand turn onto the Broadway in Bridgwater here -> http://youtu.be/KaaR ygO_7pA[/p][/quote]Try this one - your link has nothing to do with the subject. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=_-cNcHRjL Rs souwesterly
  • Score: 3

5:56pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Dr Dave says...

The link above works for me, I can't see any womens rights guff!

Here's the link http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=KaaRygO_7
pA
The link above works for me, I can't see any womens rights guff! Here's the link http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=KaaRygO_7 pA Dr Dave
  • Score: 1

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