Tractor-trailer hits Glenville railroad bridge Thursday morning (A different Glenville bridge)

The scene Thursday morning
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The scene Thursday morning

GLENVILLE A tractor-trailer struck a railroad bridge in Glenville Thursday morning, a bridge on Maple Avenue, not the Glenridge Road bridge that has been the focus of so many strikes in recent years.

No injuries were reported.

Thursday morning’s strike happened at about 6:30 a.m. at the bridge that crosses Maple Avenue between Glenridge Road and Alplaus Avenue.

Updated story: Truck hits railroad overpass in Glenville Thursday morning

That stretch remained closed after 9 a.m. and was expected to remain closed for several more hours.

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A sign at the bridge lists the height as 10 feet – actually shorter than the railroad bridge on Glenridge Road that has been struck many times. The Glenridge Road bridge is 10 feet, 11 inches.

A stopped train also appeared to remain on the Maple Avenue bridge at 9 a.m.

The trailer of the semi was smashed open due to the impact, revealing what appeared to be a load of breakfast cereal.

Asked about Thursday’s strike, Glenville Supervisor Chris Koetzle expressed frustration.

“This is frustrating beyond words,” Koetzle said. “There are no excuses for this kind of careless driving which seems to have become and epidemic here in Glenville. Although it’s a mess and there are significant impacts to travel in the area, thankfully nobody was hurt.”

Updated story: Truck hits railroad overpass in Glenville Thursday morning

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2 Comments
Joe Lisella June 10, 2022
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NO TRUCKS ON GLENRIDGE OR MAPLE! This is mind-numbingly obvious to anyone who isn’t a transportation planner/engineer. 

BILL WEMPLE June 9, 2022
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Time to start revoking CDL’s and adding huge fines for both the driver and the employer where applicable.  Apparently they are not being trained well.