SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)–Another truck has hit the Onondaga Parkway Bridge. Looking up at it, it is a tad more mangled than it was before. The accident was not as severe as some of the others in the past, but it leads us to the question: Why does this keep happening?
The parkway bridge is the remnant of a canal and bringing it any lower would make it susceptible to flooding. So, the solution is to raise the bridge overhead, right? That will not work either; the train tracks that run through there cannot be moved.
Driving on the road underneath, one can count 14 different signs, flashing lights and road paint displays signaling the bridge’s height. Drivers familiar with the Syracuse area tend to avoid the bridge completely, while drivers from other towns tend to slam right into it.
Alice Carter, a neighbor in Syracuse, has seen this accident play out time after time.
“People will slam into the bridge no matter how high it is, if it is not the top of the bridge, it would be the side of the bridge.”
The search for solutions continues.