Our contributor has encountered a low bridge sign that has left him guessing. [Contributed by Seares and edited by Derek Pollard]How low is this low bridge?
It is disappointing, but not surprising, to find that the designer of the sign, the firm that made the casting, and then the people who erected it did not realise that 11ft 3in is not the same as 5.3 m (or if they did realise this, they did not question it). So when someone at last identified the error, the simple solution was to paint out both the measurements, and now lorry drivers will just have to guess which of the two heights is the correct one. Surely, this can only happen in Britain!