Truck stuck in low rail overpass

Avatar photo

MONCTON, N.B. — For six hours, the latest tractor-trailer to become jammed under the CN Subway overpass on Moncton’s Main Street was held firm — along with city traffic.

The crash marked at least the seventh time this year a large vehicle has been wedged under the low overpass in question. So far this year, tractor trailers, heavy equipment towed on flatbed trailers, a cube van and a large camper have snagged the bridge.

Yesterday’s victim was heading west through the downtown despite Main Street being clearly marked as a no-trucking route. Its driver either failed to notice or ignored a government-standard placard erected directly on the bridge that showed a truck with a red circle around it and a slash through it – the universal symbol for the phrase No Trucks Allowed.

The roof fairing on the tractor was shredded as it collided with the subway and the trailer was peeled like a banana.

The abused subway has made out much better than some highway overpasses. Last month a piece of heavy equipment failed to clear a brand new overpass on the yet-to-be-open Moncton-to-Fredericton highway. That overpass had to be destroyed and will eventually be rebuilt.

Avatar photo

Truck News is Canada's leading trucking newspaper - news and information for trucking companies, owner/operators, truck drivers and logistics professionals working in the Canadian trucking industry.

Have your say

This is a moderated forum. Comments will no longer be published unless they are accompanied by a first and last name and a verifiable email address. (Today's Trucking will not publish or share the email address.) Profane language and content deemed to be libelous, racist, or threatening in nature will not be published under any circumstances.