Stuck again: Truck wedged under Durham bridge

DURHAM

The low clearance bridge on West Pettigrew Street claimed another victim around 6:30 a.m. after a truck going east on Chapel Hill Street wedged itself underneath.

Westbound traffic was still able to go under the bridge, but eastbound traffic had to be diverted on to West Pettigrew Street.

The bridge, built back when trucks were smaller, is no stranger to incidents like this, along with other bridges in downtown.

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The Gregson Street Bridge has also seen its fair share of these accidents with 32 in the past five years.

The Pettigrew Street Bridge is 12 feet tall. The bridge locations are clearly marked with plenty of signs warning drivers. Still incidents like this happen often.

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