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“Can Opener” bridge claims another victim 


The notorious “Can Opener” bridge took the top off yet another semi truck on Monday morning. 

The accident happened on September 26th in August, Maine at the notorious 12 foot, 9 inch tall bridge on Water Street. 

According to Central Maine News, a semi truck was heading south on Water Street at 10:17 a.m. when it tried to drive under the bridge. The top of the trailer snagged on the bridge, tearing off some of the trailer roof and buckling a portion of the walls. 

Details on the driver have not been released, but the investigation reveals that the truck was listed as a private individual in Lynn, Massachusetts. The truck’s driver is also said to be from Massachusetts. 

Investigators say that the truck kept going after striking the bridge and also struck a light pole. 

“It disfigured the trailer,” Lloyd said. “It was significant damage.”

A warning system for the bridge was proposed in 2017, but it was never built because 2020 bids came in too high and DOT decided against the project.


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