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    Default New York low bridges !

    Everyone that runs on the east coast knows that New York, and most of the northeast, has many low bridges. Not that Boston or Chicago doesn't have plenty, it's just that New York seems to have a lot. At least they used to.

    New York Completes Bridge Project to Prevent Truck Strikes
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced the completion of a bridge replacement project that is meant to prevent bridge strikes by providing higher clearance for vehicles, including trucks.
    Bridge strikes occur when truckers traverse under a span thatís too short to accommodate the height of their vehicles.
    Approximately 220 bridge strikes occur every year in New York. These incidents result in potential injury for truckers and motorists, expensive bridge repairs and traffic disruptions. According to the governorís office, there have been more than 1,100 bridge strikes on state roadways since 2015.
    In an effort to prevent future bridge strikes, Cuomo directed the New York State Police, the New York State Department of Transportation and the Governorís Traffic Safety Committee to launch an enforcement and education initiative. The campaign is scheduled to take place Nov. 9-15.
    https://www.ttnews.com/articles/new-...-truck-strikes

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    Default Re: New York low bridges !

    How many pictures have we seen over the years of those "oops" moments?

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    Default Re: New York low bridges !

    Results from the initial bridge enforcement blitz.

    Nearly 200 trucks stopped during New York bridge strike enforcement effort
    Troopers say that they stopped a total of 196 trucks and issued 50 citations during the low bridge enforcement effort. Twenty one citations were issued for unauthorized use of a restricted vehicle on parkway, 18 were issued for failure to obey a traffic control device, and 11 citations were issued for issued for exceeding posted bridge capacity, weight or clearance.
    NYSP says that troopers stopped 30 commercial vehicles on state parkways in the Lower Hudson Valley and Long Island during the weeklong effort.
    https://cdllife.com/2020/nearly-200-...cement-effort/

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    Default Re: New York low bridges !

    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Everyone that runs on the east coast knows that New York, and most of the northeast, has many low bridges. Not that Boston or Chicago doesn't have plenty, it's just that New York seems to have a lot. At least they used to.

    New York Completes Bridge Project to Prevent Truck Strikes




    https://www.ttnews.com/articles/new-...-truck-strikes
    All ways been told at least in NYC they miss mark there overpasses...that they measure from the curb, so they are all 12'6 in which they are really 13'6...went under petty of 12'6 overpasses in NYC with a 13'6...first time there I stop and watched many trucks go under before I did it.

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