Again? For Third Time in 36 Hours, Truck Gets Stuck Under Area Bridge

The Pawlings Road bridge was the culprit this time.

According to Abel Brother's towing, on October 19, for the third time in 36 hours, a truck got stuck under an area bridge.

At 12:56 p.m., a large truck got lodged under the Pawlings Road bridge in Schuylkill Township, near the intersection of Pawlings Road and Ferry, as it attempted to pass under.

The truck has since been removed and the scene cleared.

DMW October 19, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Are they certain that bridge measures what's on the sign?
Tom Sunnergren (Editor) October 19, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Different bridge this time DMW. That said, I'm not sure of the relationship between the advertised measurements of the bridges and the actual ones. Given recent events, might be worth looking into.
MPorchik October 19, 2012 at 10:16 PM
If you are going to drive a truck you should know the vehicle height. Then while you are driving the truck pay attention to the signs that indicate the bridge heights. If the bridge height is less than your truck height you won't fit. Not rocket science people.
George Hughes October 19, 2012 at 10:30 PM
MP , you are right , its not rocket science . These drivers are either ignoring the signs because they are all clearly marked or they are complete idiots and don't care . On the same note , they mark the bridges but if the roadway is re paved after marking it adds 2-3 inches every time .
Bill N. October 19, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Last week I had to wait behind a fully loaded semi to back up all the way from that bridge to Fairy Lane so that he could turn around. Maybe the GPS people could put that info. on the route?!
Ike October 20, 2012 at 12:01 AM
This is part of living in Pville . Its been happening since i can remeber.. Back in the late fifites or early sixties ,, i cant remeber either late 50s or early 60s, i saw my first truck , i think...... It gos in 3s , it shouldnt happen for awhile now.
Kim Wrigley October 20, 2012 at 12:41 AM
so is someone sending them this way (ie., gps routes) pointing them under the wrong bridge??? trucking companies should be notified to stay away.. figure they are just following their computers, and not paying attention
LP-SC October 20, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Another member of the "Bridge" club.
Geo October 20, 2012 at 12:13 PM
It happens in radnor every week also.
Ramona Moreland October 22, 2012 at 04:18 PM
What? Did anyone notice that this Patch story begins with the statement, "The Pawlings Road bridge was the culprit this time." This implies that the bridge did something wrong. Shame on you, Mr, Bridge!
Ed Roper October 22, 2012 at 06:21 PM
I dunno Ramona, I'm always suspicious of bridges. They seem shadey to me. I imagine they are in cahoots with those evil fire trucks as well :; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iv2aj-VrpQ


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