In mid-September a parody Twitter account, Fake Yarra Trams, noted it had been a while since South Melbourne’s accident-prone Montague Street Bridge had claimed the scalp of a truck, with the city’s roads empty due to the lockdown.

Now, just one day after Premier Daniel Andrews announced a significant easing of restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne, that’s already changed.

Shortly after 1.30pm on Tuesday, according to 3AW, a truck struck the bridge, which has a notoriously low clearance of three metres but is well signposted after more than 90 years of carnage.

Outbound lanes on Montague Street are currently closed as the truck remains wedged, blocking the right lane.

The counter on the “How many day since the Montague Street Bridge has been hit?” website has flicked from 20 back to zero – a perfect match for today and yesterday’s Covid numbers.

Our city is alive again.

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