Canton bridge ‘stays undefeated’ after truck will get ‘Storrowed’

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The tractor-trailer sustained injury, however the bridge continues to be standing.

A truck tried to journey beneath the Bolivar Avenue bridge in Canton. It was significantly broken. Canton PD/Courtesy

Canton bought a style of the “Storrowed” expertise Friday when an outsized tractor-trailer truck grew to become wedged beneath a low-clearance practice bridge.

Canton police stated the Bolivar Avenue bridge “stays undefeated” after a truck tried to journey beneath the bridge round 8 a.m. No accidents have been reported, and whereas the truck sustained injury to its roof, the bridge continues to be standing. 

“Bolivar St. Bridge stays undefeated,” police wrote in a Fb publish, together with hashtags “#TheSignsArentLying” and “Bolivar’d.” Police additionally shared images of the scene, which exhibits the white tractor-trailer’s mangled again finish wedged beneath the bridge. Some particles is strewn about within the street close by. 

Visitors was shut down for hours at Lawrence Avenue inbound and Waterfall Drive outbound as crews labored to free the truck. The roads had not opened as of Friday afternoon, police stated. In response to a WCVB report, MBTA Commuter Rail trains continued to journey slowly over the bridge regardless of the scene beneath. 

Comparable incidents occurred on the bridge in December 2019 and July 2021. Within the 2021 run-in, Canton police posted a photograph of the scene on Twitter, together with a message just like the one they shared Friday.

“Truck vs. Bolivar St. bridge … Bridge wins… once more,” police tweeted on the time, including, “Truck Drivers – the LOW BRIDGE indicators are telling the reality.”

Following Friday’s collision, feedback poured in on the Canton police Fb web page, with a number of amused commenters likening the state of affairs to the Boston phenomenon of Storrowing. However some native drivers prompt the realm close to the Bolivar Avenue bridge ought to supply extra noticeable signage. 

“The posted indicators earlier than the bridge on each side are too small. They need to set up an over-height flashing signal utilizing a sensor, just like what they’ve earlier than the tunnel in Boston,” wrote one particular person.

One other particular person weighed in, saying, “We actually do want extra indicators there. This occurs too usually.”