Dedham Residents, Businesses Want Safety Measures Over Low Clearance Bridge

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DEDHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Storrow and Memorial Drives are not the only roadways in Massachusetts that are infamous for tall truck impacts, Dedham's low clearance railroad bridge on East Street is at the center of a call for neighborhood safety measures.

One such crash at the Endicott Rotary on Monday damaged the bridge, briefly canceling Commuter Rail service on the Franklin/Foxborough Line.

Paul, who works at the nearby Fisherman's Restaurant, says part of the problem lies with the overgrown trees surrounding the railroad tracks.

"Trees cover up the sign, I've told Keolis— they need to cut their trees and maybe further back put height restriction sensor, an L-shaped bracket with chains on it. So that if the chain hits the roof of the truck, they know, the truck is not going to make it under the bridge," Paul said.

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Steven, a neighbor to the bridge, says trucks should be kept away from the area all together.

"Stop the trucks from coming through, it's residential— it should stay that way," Steven said.

WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.

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