Lowell business owners want end to bridge crashes

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LOWELL (AP) - Lowell business owners say they're fed up with tractor-trailer trucks slamming into a low-clearance bridge and want government officials to do finally do something about it.

The Lowell Sun reports that the latest accident at the Spaghettiville Bridge on Gorham Street happened last Wednesday, when a truck owned by a Nebraska company smashed into the bottom of the span. The train bridge is 12 feet high, about a foot and a half lower than most tractor-trailers.

Local business owners say trucks run into the bridge about two to three times a year.

City officials say they're looking at solutions including installing a sign over the road at the same height as the bridge before the span and getting GPS companies to stop listing the road as a truck-safe route.