Low Bridge Everybody Down
If you're navigating along the Erie Canal or driving along Young Street in the City of Tonawanda, watch out for those low bridges. The one on Young Street is clearly marked, but on Thursday it was struck for the second time in 10 days.
Tonawanda police say the railroad bridge has a clearance of 11-feet-6-inches and is clearly marked, but is struck by trucks an average of two to three times a year. The latest incident is the 56th time since 2000 that the bridge has been struck.
Nobody was hurt, but that stretch of Young Street was closed for several hours while crews worked to free the truck from under the bridge.