LOWELL (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 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.