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By adamg - 5/14/24 - 10:00 am
Truck with its roof sheared off

Roving UHub photographer Jake Kassen reports that, after years of seeing the aftermath of storrowings, he watched his first roof actually get sheared off, around 9:10 a.m. inbound, by the Silber footbridge. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/24 - 1:52 pm
Driver of a Penske truck had the sense not to try to ram way under a Storrow bridge

Roving Uhub photographer Brian C., who photographed the day's first Storrowing, then missed the second, reports on a what would have been the third, except the driver of the Penske truck had second thoughts about getting up to ramming speed on Storrow outbound sometime before he drove by around 1:20 p.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/24 - 12:27 pm

Mark Garfinkel reports another Storrowing today: By the driver of a Trillium Brewing truck, inbound next to the Liberty Hotel, which disproves the old adage: Trillium beer is local beer and local beer should know better.

By adamg - 5/10/24 - 9:20 am
Workers try to figure out how to get trailer out from under overpass

Workers try to figure out how to get trailer out from under overpass. Photo by roving UHub photagrapher Brian C.

The driver of an 18-wheeler tried to get on Storrow Drive outbound from the Bowker Overpass this morning only to learn that like the house in poker, the bridge always wins. Bright-eyed and bushytailed NBC Boston photographer Mark Garfinkel was on the scene shortly before 6:30 a.m. and posted some photos of what it looks like after the overpass is done teaching its latest lesson.

By adamg - 4/20/24 - 12:26 pm

Adam J.B. Lane forwards a photo from the Facebook Arlington List of a box truck about to be towed away from the bridge carrying the Minuteman bike trail over Grove Street in Arlington yesterday:

Grove Street in Arlington may not make the news quite as often as a certain other roadway in Boston, but it's no slouch itself when comes to ventilating unwary box trucks.

By adamg - 4/18/24 - 4:02 pm
Box truck demolished in a Soldiers Field Road storrowing

Roving UHub photographer Henry Luthin snapped the aftermath of a most impressive storrowing this afternoon, inbound on Soldiers Field Road by the Harvard B-School. Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/24 - 10:04 am
Bus stuck under a bridge on Storrow Drive

The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round, until the bus driver gets on Storrow Drive and skee-ronches right into the infamous Bridge of Double Storrows by Mass Eye and Ear. Tom Leonard couldn't help but photograph the scene this morning, given that the stuck bus was backing up traffic like nobody's business. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/24 - 5:18 pm

The driver of an 18-wheeler got wedged but good in the Sumner Tunnel around 1 p.m. today, causing all sorts of delays and bringing all the news copters to video the blockage they couldn't see, because it was in a tunnel. It's the second time in a week or so that that's happened.

By adamg - 3/25/24 - 12:18 pm

A truck driver for Designers Choice, a wholesale florist in Hyde Park (granted, about as close as you can get to Dedham and still be in the city, but still), got on Storrow Drive inbound at rush hour this morning and promptly learned why truck drivers aren't supposed to do that, as James Januzzi shows us (Januzzi rated the crash as a 10/10).

By adamg - 3/24/24 - 5:45 pm

Associated Press reports that truckers are slamming into the charming covered bridges up north like they're coming in hot on Storrow Drive because they're too cheap to upgrade from their consumer-grade GPSes, only the bridges are made of wood, so aren't doing so well in the encounters.

By adamg - 2/29/24 - 12:12 am

NBC Boston reports State Police had to call in a crane truck to remove the remains of an excavator on a flatbed whose driver slammed into the top of the inbound tunnel around 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday. No, the crane truck did not then also storrow.

By adamg - 2/20/24 - 9:10 am
Storrowed truck in Walpole

Photo via Transit PD.

Transit Police report what little traffic there was on West Street in Walpole around noon on Friday was disrupted when the driver of a garbage truck seemed to think his truck was 10'9" when it was really, oh, 10'11". No injuries, truck extricated, driver cited and, after an inspection, the bridge was, once again, declared the latest winner of a storrowing match.

By adamg - 1/27/24 - 10:27 pm
A stuck truck in Sumner Tunnel

Kasey Componeschi Thaw shows us the view out the rear window of a stuck truck in the Sumner Tunnel around 7 p.m.; reports the truck somehow turned into just enough of a bounce house to hit the roof of the tunnel.

By adamg - 1/26/24 - 11:49 am
18-wheeler with some major trailer damage at Canton bridge

Scronch. Photo by Transit Police.

A Stoughton Line bridge minding its own business at Bolivar Street in Canton Monday morning was rudely awakened by a tractor-trailer driver who perhaps figured the "low clearance" markings didn't apply in his case, only, as ever, it did. Transit Police report that, unlike the trailer, the bridge suffered no damage.

By adamg - 12/17/23 - 12:37 pm
Two storrowed trucks, two!

Roving UHub photographer Mark Norton beholds the majesty of that rarest of occurrences: TWO TRUCKS jammed beneath a bridge on Storrow Drive at the same time this morning! And one of them is a City of Boston trash truck! It's a Christmas miracle!

Another view.

By adamg - 10/31/23 - 4:54 pm
Sorrow Drive and two ghoulish staties in Roslindale

Ghoulish staties Joe DeMasi and Teresa Marx await the next truck driver to come down Sorrow Drive, also known as Tyndale Street in Roslindale.

Drivers can't say they weren't warned: Read more.

By adamg - 10/24/23 - 9:38 am

Bikeyface, who, as her name suggests, rides a bike, reports on her commute across the Charles this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/23 - 11:25 am

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.

By adamg - 10/13/23 - 10:37 pm
Truck stuck at a pedestrian overpass on Storrow inbound

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.

By adamg - 9/18/23 - 9:11 am
Truck almost hits pedestrian bridge on Storrow Drive

RadRebe was among those jammed on Storrow Drive when an 18-wheeler driver somehow missed those "CARS ONLY" signs and got on Storrow Drive outbound around 6:30 a.m. - and then had to make a long, slow backup of shame after stopping just before shearing off the top of his cab at a pedestrian bridge. Read more.

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