Earlier this morning, a truck driver who wished to remain anonymous was standing on the street just before the Bloomingdale Trail viaduct at Milwaukee and Leavitt, and ushering drivers and cyclists past his truck. He said he’d just called the police to come and escort his truck backward toward Western Ave., since that was his only option.
“I had to get off the highway and the GPS told me to take this route, but the GPS should have bridge height on it,” the driver told The Pipeline.
The driver said he needed the bridge to be 13’6 tall in order to clear it. Instead, it’s 13′.
About a year and a half ago, Philin Phlash documented a truck vs. bridge scene that was not so lucky, at the Ashland and Cortland viaduct near the Metra station. In that case, it was late in the evening and a driver claimed he couldn’t see the clearance height signs, and, as a consequence, destroyed his truck, lost the load of fruits he was transporting, and decided it was time to work for a corporate hauler.