Carlisle residents fed up over trucks getting stuck under bridge

Carlisle/West Shore

Around 4 a.m. Friday, Carlisle police responded to a report of a truck stuck underneath a bridge at the intersection of High and Orange streets.

“It has happened at least three times just this year alone,” said Carlisle resident Ron Strine.

Residents say this is a frequent issue, and the accident usually causes traffic delays for hours.

“It’s like OK, how do I plan my route for the day. and if I’m running late — which nobody ever runs late, right? — then I’ve got to make an alternate plan,” said Strine.

PennDOT has signs that tell drivers the bridge is 12 feet and 10 inches high. However, the bridge is owned by Norfolk Southern, which has no intention of raising it.

“I’m finding out that no one’s being told what’s being done. it’s just one of those things we sort of have to live with,” said Strine. 

Norfolk Southern was made aware of the accident. The company inspected the bridge to check for any damage and determined the bridge was safe.

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