Oversize Load Wedged Beneath A Bridge-I-93-Medford,MA

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  1. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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  3. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    He better hope he was on route, wonder about high pole?
    Best to have the driver of the high pole car stay in, the set the pole, if the driver of car weighs 250+ pounds, the suspension of the car will go down, lowering the pole a bit, not much, but sometimes an inch, though it looks more like at least a foot.
     
  4. dave01282000

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    I'm in New England and local news is saying it's a cluster that will have months of ripple effect. It also said the clearance was 14'5" so it wasn't especially low.

    As far as a question from a guy looking to break into the industry via flatbed...I know different states have different oversize requirements, but shouldn't they have been closely planning the route to avoid something like this?
     
  5. nikmirbre

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    As I just done a high load to Massachusetts, if bridge strike happened shortly before 4 like article states, he’s got another problem as curfew is 330-7 everywhere in Massachusetts. Maybe he had a high pole, maybe he was on route. But at that height, he should’ve had a route survey. Things happen sometimes even when you do follow the route.....
     
  6. supersnackbar

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    Oversize loads like that are usually given a specific route to follow by the state when they get their trip permit
     
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  7. Qbf594

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    Their local news as of 11am...
    As for what happened Monday afternoon with the truck and it’s cargo, described as possibly being an industrial tank or grain tower, Gulliver said they’re not sure yet.

    “I can tell you that it had to pass under a number of other bridges that were of the same height so we’re not sure if that load loosened up at some point,” he told WBZ.

    Massachusetts State Police said the truck was a 2013 Peterbilt 367 owned by Dove Transportation of Lincoln, Alabama.

    The driver, a 57-year-old man from Alabama, was not hurt. His passenger, a 54-year-old woman from Alabama, was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with “possible minor injuries,” police said.
     
  8. Qbf594

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    Makes me wonder if the bridge was where it should be or if there was structure decay that let it sag...
     
  9. RocketScott

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    Wonder if they forgot to check the height after they paved the road
     
  10. mjd4277

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    93(both north and southbound,for obvious reasons) is a heavily traveled artery between Boston and Manchester,N.H. Hope they were actually transporting to somewhere close to or in Boston because if they weren’t they’re screwed. Usually oversize loads bypass Beantown altogether by taking I-95/Route 128. And usually something that large they’re under state police escort.
     
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  11. lovesthedrive

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    "Police are investigating"
    In the immortal words of Dr McCoy of Star Trek
    "Its stuck Jim"
     
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