Problematic, Low Glenville Bridge Has “Crash Bars” In the Works
One of the most problematic local bridges for trucks is getting an upgrade to protect the structure.
It feels like every few months or so we hear a story of a truck that is too high running into the railroad bridge over Glenridge Road in Glenville. The collisions have become so frequent that there are concerns over them affecting the integrity of the bridge. Now, a measure is being planned to hopefully protect the span from future collisions.
According to a Daily Gazette story, Canadian Pacific Railway is planning to install "crash bars" to keep future accidents from damaging the bridge. The next step for them to move forward is to get approval from the state to install them. It seems taking this measure is a necessary one as one town official was told by an engineer the bridge could not handle another hit.
As you can see by the photo above, the bridge is only 10 feet 11 inches high which can be problematic for a lot of trucks. I am surprised besides the crash bars, there isn't some GPS system you could put in place that would set off some sort of alarm on bigger trucks to alert them before they even get close to the bridge. If my house can alert me when a chipmunk runs by my ring doorbell field of view, I am sure we can figure this one out!
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