NBC Boston shows us the latest storrowing: A truck that went skreeeeeeee after its driver learned what those "CARS ONLY" signs mean in a lesson applied by the Silber Footbridge on the inbound side of Storrow Drive this morning. Drivers in the resulting traffic backup were, of course, thrilled at all the extra time to check their phones.
Alisa Bokulich reports seeing her first ever storrowing this evening, on the inbound side: A food truck whose driver realized too late that, oh, yeah, he's driving a truck - although, fortunately for him, not too late to stop before that pedestrian bridge sheared off that weird smokestack thing his truck still sports.
NBC Boston shows us a good solid storrowing on Soldiers Field Road at the Western Avenue bridge this morning: 18 wheeler? Check. Trailer completely destroyed? Check. Driver about to be in a spot of trouble back at the warehouse? Oh, you know it. Only thing separating it from perfection: No cargo spewed all over the road.
DCR is out with an online ad spot that urges newcomers to Boston to keep their rental trucks off the river roads - set to just the sort of plaintive music you'd expect on a late-night ASPCA ad:
For just zero dollars a day you can not hit a bridge or overpass on Storrow Drive and and Soldiers Field Road in Boston and Memorial Drive in Cambridge. ... The bridges, and the trucks, will thank you.
Inspecting where the trailer roof used to be. Photo via TPD.
Around 6 a.m. on Friday, a truck driver from Columbus, OH, found out what happens when you ignore the "Low Clearance" sign on a railroad bridge after disregarding the "posted warning signs of height restrictions" in Canton. Read more.
Transit Police have put out an APB for the driver of a Budget rental truck who managed to get rather intimate with Dedham's infamous East Street Bridge around 11:30 a.m. on Monday then, for some reason, decided not to wait around for police. If you know somebody driving around in a Budget truck with some fresh roof damage, contact detectives at 617-222-1050.
Like football, storrowing is a game of inches. Magic was on hand to see the proof of that this morning on Huntington Avenue outbound at Mass. Ave., where a trucker found himself in quite a pickle - he couldn't go forward because it looked for sure like he'd rip the roof off his truck. And he couldn't go backwards because, well, this is Boston and the traffic had piled up behind him. Read more.
The MBTA reports Franklin Line train 754 is between 30 and 40 minutes late into Boston because yet another trucker has slammed into a bridge in Dedham. The T didn't say which bridge, but if we were a betting site, we'd put good money on the ol' East Street bridge, which gets hit by truckers enough to be made an honorary Storrow Drive bridge.