Truck gets stuck under bridge in downtown Durham

A truck stuck under the Roxboro Street bridge in downtown Durham. (WTVD photo/Jim Schumacher)

It's happened again, a truck got wedged under the railroad bridge on Roxboro Street just north of East Pettigrew. It was pulled out by 8 a.m.

The bridge, built by Southern Railways back when trucks were smaller, is no stranger to incidents like this despite the low 11-feet-4-inch clearance being clearly marked with plenty of signs warning drivers.

A truck stuck under the Roxboro Street bridge in downtown Durham. (WTVD photo/Jim Schumacher)



Locals say drivers often think they can make it because they'll clear under the south-side of the bridge but don't realize that as the road goes up the hill they'll hit the north end.
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