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.