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Latest truck hits Glenville railroad bridge; Trailer top peeled off in Tuesday crash

The scene Tuesday
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The scene Tuesday

GLENVILLE – The Glenridge Road bridge too another hit Tuesday when a tractor-trailer struck the Canadian Pacific Railroad bridge early Tuesday afternoon.

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The strike peeled off the top of the trailer and left the trailer itself bent, according to information available at the scene.

No injuries were reported.

The bridge strike happened just before 1 p.m. and had Glenridge closed between Bruce Avenue and the Maple Avenue circle as crews worked to remove debris from the truck.

The bridge – specifically its height at 10 feet, 11 inches – has caused repeated problems in recent years as truck drivers miss the height warning signs leading up to the bridge.

Officials earlier this year settled on one solution to at least protect the bridge itself. Canadian Pacific was planning to have crash bars installed in front of it by “early summer,” officials said in March. The status of that project was not immediately clear Tuesday.

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One Comment

MARTIN SMITH

I find it rather comical that the bridge is the problem… not that some truck driver can’t read..or even be cognizant of their surroundings. I used a ‘truck’ driver to transport animals to the sale barn and meat processor. The guy could not read nor write….he was an absolute menace on the road.. so let’s not pick on the bridge or Canadian pacific… should they be responsible for ignorant illiterate people…. yes these people .. they walk amongst us. Most journalists today really don’t have a clue ..and their reporting and commentary too often reflect their poor education…. or at the very least their awareness….. of the real world..

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