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Ludlow Bridge Back Open following Tractor Trailer Accident

Tractor Trailer Almost Tips Over

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The tri-town bridge at the Springfield, Ludlow line is back open after a tractor trailer there had to be removed because it almost tipped over.

The call was received by police around 6:30 p.m. tonight.

The bridge located on the Springfield, Indian Orchard, and Ludlow line was closed until just after 8:00 p.m. while crews worked to remove the trailer.

The truck was turning onto the bridge and almost tipped over when its tires went up onto a small curb by the railing forcing it to become significantly unbalanced.

Emergency personnel were able to move it so it was not leaning as severely on the curb, but the damage was enough that it still needed to be towed from the scene.

Police were stationed on either side of the bridge during that time to keep drivers away.




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  • paulb62

    Must of just got off the Turnpike and heading towards Springfield. With the narrowness of the bridge and the weather being what it was, I am sure the driver couldn’t see the sidewalk. Lucky it didn’t flip at that intersection. Someone would have been hurt.