Lights and bells and lasers, oh my

| 11/20/2007

In Linden, NJ, just southwest of New York City, trucks have been hitting the 12-foot-4-inch high North Wood Avenue railroad bridge for years.

In fact, according to the Home News Tribune, two more hit it just last week.

So, the city installed a new warning system that consists of lasers to detect trailer height, a flashing yellow light, bells and a sign that reads: “Overheight Vehicle Stop.”

On Monday, Nov. 19, they activated the system. Two hours later a 32-year-old trucker from California apparently missed the flashing lights and bells and wedged his 13-foot-6-inch trailer under the bridge.