GLENVILLE – A tractor-trailer hit a Glenville railroad bridge Monday afternoon, the latest truck to do so in recent years.
Monday’s crash happened at the Glenridge Road railroad bridge at around 3 p.m., peeling the top off part of the truck’s trailer.
No injuries were reported.
Signs at the bridge post its clearance as 10 feet, 11 inches.
The stretch between Maple Avenue and Bruce Street remained closed until the bridge could be inspected.
Monday’s strike follows at least 58 others there in recent years, including one this past June, on top of an estimated 90 other near-misses, officials have said. The series of crashes prompted state Sen. James Tedisco, R-Glenville, and Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh, R-Ballston, to call on DOT to take additional actions.
The state Department of Transportation agreed in November 2019 to install warning signs leading to the bridge and increase the reflectivity of existing signs in response to a series of bridge strikes there in recent years. It also said it would look into the number of times the bridge was struck and determine if more needed to be done to prevent the strikes.
State DOT Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez, in an October 2019 letter responding to Tedisco and Walsh, said drivers ignoring existing signs, rather than the signs themselves, were the cause of the crashes. She also cited the use of non-commercial GPS systems.