Bridge safety questioned after rock incident

By: Jason Whittaker


There are calls for the Queensland Government to review bridge safety measures following a rock-throwing incident which damaged a truck

There are calls for the Queensland Government to review bridge safety measures following a rock-throwing incident which damaged a truck and almost caused an accident.

The State’s branch secretary of the Transport Workers Union (TWU), Hughie Williams, wants all of Queensland’s bridges audited.

Furthermore, the union is pushing the Government to erect protective fencing to stop any objects from being thrown from bridges.

Williams’ call for action follows an incident last week at the Ninderry Road Overpass at Yandina.

Williams says a rock smashed the truck’s windscreen which forced the driver to swerve, almost resulting in a collision with an oncoming car.

Police have charged two 17-year-old men will wilful damage. Both will appear in court at a later date.

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