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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Big-Rig Driver Learns Hard Way That 18-Wheeler Doesn't Quite Fit Through Bridge Toll Plaza

Posted By on Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 11:35 AM

click to enlarge Determined to get to the City - GG BRIDGE DISTRICT VIA KTVU
As if the morning commute couldn't have gotten worse for everyone. A big-rig driver reportedly slammed into the toll plaza at the Golden Gate Bridge as he tried desperately to make his way to San Francisco.

The bizarre crash happened during rush hour at about 8:43 a.m. along the third southbound lane from the left at the toll plaza on the southern end of the bridge, CHP Officer Andrew Barclay told KTVU.

Naturally, the toll plaza was damaged, as was the front of the truck, and everyone's mood about the morning commute. Fortunately, nobody was hurt.

Now for the burning question: What the hell?

Golden Gate Bridge spokeswoman Mary Currie says the big-rig driver tried -- and failed -- to use a lane that was "too narrow for the truck."

The big-rig was stuck until about 9:40 a.m., obnoxiously blocking three southbound lanes at the toll plaza.


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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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