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Tight squeeze wrecks tractor-trailer under bridge in Niagara Falls

A tractor-trailer driver from Nova Scotia wrecked his rig full of produce at about 8:40 a.m. Wednesday while trying to squeeze beneath the Grand Island bridges in Niagara Falls.

The route onto the Niagara Scenic Parkway, where commercial traffic is prohibited, passes underneath the north bridges connecting the Falls and Grand Island. The roadway is accessible via an exit from the Interstate-190 or the LaSalle Expressway.

The rig was too tall to pass beneath the bridge unscathed, though warnings about height restrictions are posted on highway signs in the area. The impact buckled the trailer and sheared off part of its roof.

The 49-year-old driver, whose name was not released by police, was cited for failing to obey a traffic control device and exceeding posted bridge clearance, Trooper James O'Callaghan said.

When it's a low bridge vs. a tall truck, the truck never wins

 

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