A truck has crashed into a bridge in Brockley, ripping off its top.

The vehicle hit the low bridge at Mantle Road and St Norbert Road in Brockley - which is only suitable for vehicles smaller than eight feet six inches (or 2.6 metres) high.

The bridge holds tracks connecting to Brockley Station.

The van appears to be for a pump supplier and the outer shell of the white van remains on the road as of this afternoon (Monday).

Police and ambulance crews were at the scene this morning and the road was closed whilst the wreckage was removed.

This is not the first time (March 25) that tall vehicles have had issues with this bridge – with numerous reports on social media of similar incidents occurring over the years.

In November 2019, pictures of a van with its top taken off surfaced on X, formerly known as Twitter, along with the caption “latest van to ignore low bridge sign, completely took its roof off”.

Another user shared similar images from December 2023 at the same location, with a jesting caption reading: “Today, the railway bridge at Mantle Road, Brockley is getting a “WHEN WE SAY THIS IS A LOW BRIDGE, WE REALLY DO MEAN THIS IS A LOW BRIDGE” sign added.”

We have approached the Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service for more information.