The Kansas City Police Department says that trucks just keep battering a low bridge nicknamed the “truck stop.”
Police in Kansas City, Missouri, say that three trucks hit the Independence Avenue Bridge at Wilson Avenue in less than a week, even though the bridge is clearly marked at 12 feet, 0 inches.
The bridge is owned by the Kansas City Terminal Railway and was built more than 100 years ago. The company says that the bridge averages two strikes per month.
The first bridge strike happened on Sunday, November 15.
Retaining its title as the undefeated champion: the Independence Avenue bridge. https://t.co/2xNqOniOmf
— kcpolice (@kcpolice) November 16, 2020
The second bridge strike occurred on Tuesday, November 17.
Today’s edition: pic.twitter.com/isAma7DRkx
— kcpolice (@kcpolice) November 17, 2020
Yet another bridge strike occurred on Thursday, November 19.
— kcpolice (@kcpolice) November 19, 2020
Kansas City Public Works spokesperson Maggie Green suggested to local news outlet KCTV5 that GPS could be leading truck drivers to the Independence Avenue Bridge. “We’ve tried in the past to communicate that to GPS companies so that when commercial vehicle drivers are in that corridor, they’ll be kind of warned not to take that route,” Green said.
The bridge has gained so much local notoriety that it even has its own Facebook page.