LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Lowell business owners say they’re fed up with tractor-trailer trucks slamming into a low-clearance bridge and want government officials to do finally do something about it.
The Lowell Sun reports (http://bit.ly/SL870Z ) that the latest accident at the Spaghettiville Bridge on Gorham Street happened last Wednesday, when a truck owned by a Nebraska company smashed into the bottom of the span. The train bridge is 12 feet high, about a foot and a half lower than most tractor-trailers.
Local business owners say trucks run into the bridge about two to three times a year.
City officials say they’re looking at solutions including installing a sign over the road at the same height as the bridge before the span and getting GPS companies to stop listing the road as a truck-safe route.
Information from: The (Lowell, Mass.) Sun, http://www.lowellsun.com