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Glenridge Road railroad bridge struck again; Road shut for cleanup, driver issued pair of tickets

A trailer is reloaded with remnants of its trailer body during cleanup Monday
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A trailer is reloaded with remnants of its trailer body during cleanup Monday

GLENVILLE — The Glenridge Road railroad bridge has been struck again, 17 days into 2022.

No injuries were reported, and the roadway was reopened shortly after noon time. 

A tractor-trailer struck the bridge at approximately 8:51 a.m. Monday, according to Police Chief Stephen Janik.

The impact sheared off the top of the trailer, leading crews to have to reload the trailer with remnants of the trailer body.

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The driver, identified as 51-year-old Faiz A. Al-Maweri of Detroit, was issued a pair of traffic tickets and charged with exceeding bridge clearance, under a town law passed last spring that fines drivers that strike to bridge up to $450, Janik said. 

 
It’s the first time the 10-foot, 11-inch bridge has been struck this year, and if history is any indication, it won’t be the last. More than 100 vehicles have crashed into the bridge in recent years.
 
The state’s Department of Transportation, last year, unveiled plans to deter truckers from crashing into the bridge using a series of electronic detection devices that would trigger a warning, letting drivers know a crash is imminent whenever a vehicle that exceeds the bridge’s low height passes through a sensor.  
 
A turnaround for large trucks would also be created under the plans, which are currently in development. 
 
The project is expected to be completed sometime next year. 

Contact reporter Chad Arnold at: 518-410-5117 or [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @ChadGArnold.  

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