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New Glenridge Road bridge troublesome for trucks

A truck hauling gravel that cannot make it under the new railroad bridge on Glenridge Road turns around in front of the bridge, May 31, 2014.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
A truck hauling gravel that cannot make it under the new railroad bridge on Glenridge Road turns around in front of the bridge, May 31, 2014.
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Large commercial trucks have been getting stuck under a bridge that was rebuilt as part the state Department of Transportation’s $11.7 million reconstruction of Glenridge Road. The damage can be seen in scrape marks that decorate the steel undersurface of the bridge, which has a clearance of 10 feet 11 inches and carries active railroad tracks. “It happens all the time,” said Glenville police Lt. Stephen Janik. The multiyear project involved adding a roundabout at ...

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Hamelot
June 1, 2014
4:01 p.m.

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I cannot believe this was not taken into consideration beforehand...

franki
June 3, 2014
5:29 p.m.

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I realize to raise the bridge the tracks would have to be raised many hundred feet in either direction to maintain a gentle slope required for trains. However, this project has been needed for over 50 years and it is unthinkable a modern bridge would be constructed with such a very low clearance. I suspect tens of millions of dollars in damage and lost time will occur over the next 50 years due to trucks not seeing the clearance signs. Cost prohibitive? I think not.

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