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Truck trailer gets stuck under Carlisle bridge - abc27 WHTM

Truck trailer gets stuck under Carlisle bridge

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Photo courtesy of Rep. Stephen Bloom Photo courtesy of Rep. Stephen Bloom
CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) -

A tractor-trailer was stuck under a railroad bridge in Carlisle for nearly four hours Wednesday.

The trailer became wedged under the bridge N. Orange and W. High streets at around 10 a.m. and was removed at around 1:30 p.m.

The driver told abc27 News he traveled from California without incident, and was following the directions provided by his GPS device when he went under the bridge, which has signs indicating the clearance is 12 feet, 10 inches.

The trailer, which had a height of 14 feet, was loaded with television sets when the collision ripped off its roof and caused the midsection to collapse.

N. Orange Street was closed in both directions while crews unloaded the trailer, took off the wheels, and removed it from under the bridge.

The closure also affected traffic trying to get from High Street to Newville Road.

Norfolk Southern was notified to check the bridge for structural damage and to stop any train traffic, police said.

 

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