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Truck Unstuck After Encounter With A Bridge Too Short (Or a Truck Too Tall)

How the tow truck crew pulled the semi out before rush hour.

INDIANAPOLIS--A semi truck was stuck under the Louisiana St. Bridge about a half block south of Georgia St. on Meridian St. Monday afternoon just after 3. The truck driver apparently did not see the clearance sign and that the truck was too tall for the bridge.

The truck was just tall enough to have the roof rolled up as it passed under the bridge and finally jammed after the double trailer was almost all the way through.

Police had to shut the south bound lanes while a large tow truck pulled up. The crew hooked a chain to the semi and attempted to pull it out backward. That attempt failed.

The crew then let some air out of the tires and was able to pull the truck out, which made some very loud noise. The truck was out about ten minutes before 4.

PHOTO: Chris Davis/Emmis

 

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