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Old 06 January 2013, 09:53   #1
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Blundering skipper wedges £500,000 pleasure cruiser under Chertsey Bridge on Thames after misjudging how river had swollen | Mail Online
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Old 06 January 2013, 10:05   #2
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If you look at the first two photos you can see how much the archway has buckled upwards due to the collision.
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If you look at the first two photos you can see how much the archway has buckled upwards due to the collision.
Thankfully its the design of the bridge.

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Thankfully its the design of the bridge.

I know, it was a joke I can't imagine the local authorities were too happy as that bridge looks quite old and would almost certainly be a listed structure. He probably didn't realise he wasn't going to make it until it was too late. I've almost done the same thing myself as it happens (although under a different bridge).
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No way is that thing worth £500,000, he needs to go to specsavers.
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I've got a video of the same thing happening under Hammersmith bridge. They shut the bridge for about a week to make sure it was safe. I should send it into you've been framed, got to be worth £250!
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Nice looking boat hope it was not damaged to badly
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