Drivers along Storrow and Memorial Drive can see the many scars on overpass bridges left behind by oversized vehicles.
Locals are familiar with the pain of sitting stuck in traffic due thanks to a truck that's been tipped over, wedged into, or had its top sheared off by a bridge's underpass along because drivers ignored the multiple warning signs. It happens all the time.
Take a look at some of the accidents that have occurred. Next
Massachusetts State Police tweeted out this picture Monday morning. An overheight box truck attempted to go under Charles Circle.
“Expect delays on Storrow Drive for quite some time.” they said.
Men worked to clear a box truck on westbound Storrow Drive that struck the Bowker Overpass in 2007.
Traffic was restricted to the left lane. The truck, owned by Premium Beverage of Hooksett, New Hampshire, was finally removed about 2 hours after the accident. Next
A State trooper checked beneath a tractor trailor truck on 93 southbound near the Storrow Drive off ramp in 1996.
The container, which was empty, was lodged beneath the girders of the lower deck and caused considerable traffic congestion. Next
Pictured: A ladder truck fire engine was lodged beneath the bridge next to Mass Eye & Ear on Storrow Drive in 2001.
Two firefighters were taken to the hospital for neck injuries. Next
Brighton-EMT helped an injured victim from a trailer truck accident on Storrow Drive at the North Harvard bridge underpass in 1997. Two people were taken to the Mass. General Hospital for treatment and the road was shut down for some time. Next
A truck’s roof was sheared off at the Massachusetts Avenue overpass on Memorial Drive, tying up rush hour traffic for two hours in 1995. Next
A tractor trailer on Memorial Drive collided with and became stuck under a pedestrian bridge in Cambridge in 2009.
According to workers on site, the truck was carrying a shipment of computer equipment bound for Micro Center when it missed its turn and collided with the overpass. Next
An Oscar Mayer Wienermobile promotional vehicle came to a stop in-bound on Storrow Drive during rush hour traffic in 1997.
The wiener driver feared the he would not be able to fit under a 10 foot pedestrian bridge crossing the busy road and was waiting for assistance.
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