New Orleans school children are trying to give truck drivers a hand — by creating brightly colored signs to warn them about the low railroad overpass on Marconi Drive.
New Orleans citizens have expressed concern about the city’s response to the bridge strikes, saying that they are “very concerned. You know, I think we take for granted the fact that there’s a major transportation system that runs through our neighborhood.”
In an attempt to help out, a group of 9, 10, and 11-year-olds came together to create handmade signs as a last-chance warning to truckers in hopes of preventing a bridge strike.
Though it is marked as a “no truck” route, the 12-foot railroad overpass has been hit six times since last fall. The Lakeview Civic Association and other concerned citizens have suggested that more signage was necessary to prevent truck drivers from accidentally striking the bridge, but City Hall is still working on getting more signs.