Tractor Trailer Hits River Street Bridge ... Again

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Good To Go Organics

Thanks to everyone for an amazing first few days on the highway! We had some great reactions from people excited to “finally” have the option of being able to get real food when traveling. Can't wait to see you out on the road!

Whole Foods Market - Milford

Join us for free kripalu yoga in our cafe Wednesday [March 28] at 8am! Just bring your own mat.

The Get In Touch Foundation

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Downtown Milford Connecticut

From a fan of Milford: Can someone tell my what the average teenage babysitter makes per hour in Milford? (answers ranged from $7 to $20 depending on the number of kids and experience/training of the babysitter. What do you think?)

RONALD M GOLDWYN March 27, 2012 at 08:12 PM
One way to prevent too tall trucks from passing under this underpass is to have vertical chains the bottom of which are inches lower than the bridge in both directions. With the chains in place a too tall truck hits the chains prior to the underpass giving the driver time to stop prior to the underpass.
Sue Sawyer March 28, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Need more and better signage here and on Old Gate Lane. Signs need to be in spots that allow the drivers an alternative route. Also why not post a ban on 18 wheelers after a certain point so they are forced to use an alternate route. Most of these problems are caused by out of area drivers relying on gps units.
Sue Sawyer March 28, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Chains could damage other taller vehicles that can make it under.
James Kelly March 28, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Inserting a warning system, such as the one for the railroad bridge on East Main in Stratford, or on the Merrit Parkway, would stop this from happening. As the the too-tall vehicle passes an indicator, a flashing sign alerts the driver to the fact that they cannot fit under the upcoming bridge. Another option would be to require all delivery trucks to enter downtown from either Bridgeport Avenue or New Haven Avenue, so as not to have to negotiate that overpass.
jay March 31, 2012 at 02:44 PM
You could put a cop there 24/7 and they will still hit it .
Michael Brown March 31, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Obviously not a union trucker.
Alicia Haley November 28, 2012 at 01:01 PM
My (common?) sense suggestion: erect a billboard right above the bridge/overpass with just the photo of the stuck truck on it and the phone number for the Milford Police Department non-emergency line to call once stuck if they still can't figure it out. :D I am sincere - it just might work. Sometimes you just need to try something completely different and grab folks' attention in such a way that you get them to laugh about it. Then there's hope that it might actually be noticed and remembered. :D


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