Trucks get stuck under bridge two days in a row

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For the second straight day, a truck became stuck under Moncton's subway underpass which crosses Main Street at Foundry Street.

On Thursday at approximately 2:25 p.m., a transport truck that had been driving west on Main Street hit the CN Rail bridge, said Moncton Fire Department Platoon Chief Brian McDonald.

Police were the first to respond as it is a motor vehicle incident, said McDonald, while the fire department came to assess the situation.

"Codiac RCMP contained and secured the scene," said McDonald.

Police cruisers blocked off Main Street in both directions,

Codiac RCMP also called CN Rail to advise them of the collision so engineers can inspect the bridge, which belongs to CN, McDonald said, adding this was done as a precaution.

No injuries were reported.

Pulling the truck out from under the bridge was a loud affair, but the truck was removed successfully just before 4 p.m.

While vehicles exceeding the posted height restrictions getting stuck under the bridge is not an uncommon occurrence, Wednesday's collision was the second in as many days. McDonald said a 5-tonne truck also got struck under the bridge on Wednesday. MFD and RCMP also attended that collision, he said, but it was determined the fire department were not needed early into the incident, and there was no fluid leak.

Clara Pasieka, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Telegraph-Journal