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‘Not sure what to say’: Driver of 13-foot rental truck tries to go under 11-foot bridge in Duluth

A 13-foot rental truck is stuck under a 10-foot-9-inch bridge Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Duluth. (Courtesy of Duluth Police Department)

A 13-foot rental truck is stuck under a 10-foot-9-inch bridge Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Duluth. (Courtesy of Duluth Police Department)

DULUTH — The driver of a rented box truck learned a tough lesson about paying attention to bridge clearance signs in Duluth on Saturday morning when the truck became wedged under a railroad overpass in the Congdon Park neighborhood.

Duluth police reported that officers were called to the North Shore Scenic Railroad overpass at 32nd Avenue East near London Road about 11:45 a.m. on a report of a vehicle stuck under the bridge.

The northbound rental truck was 13 feet, 1 inch high, police said; signs on the bridge note that the clearance is 10 feet, 9 inches.

“The truck, which had much of the top of its cargo box peeled back, had to be removed by pulling it out with a heavy-duty tow truck,” police said.

In a Twitter post, they added, “Not sure what to say except no one was injured.”

The scenic railroad halted traffic across the bridge until an inspector could assess and clear the bridge. The inspection was urgent because a wedding party had booked the 3 p.m. train.

“Luckily, the bridge inspector could be found in town,” said Ken Buehler, railroad spokesman. “The pressure was on. The wedding party had bought out the entire train on the way to a ceremony in Knife River.”

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