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Another overheight truck gets ‘Storrowed’

A bucket truck smacked into North Harvard Street Bridge on Soldiers Field Road on Wednesday morning because it was overheight.
Josh Jacobs
A bucket truck smacked into North Harvard Street Bridge on Soldiers Field Road on Wednesday morning because it was overheight.

A bucket truck crashed into a bridge on Soldiers Field Road on Wednesday morning because it was over the height limit, state police said.

Massachusetts State Police spokesman Dustin Fitch said the truck struck the North Harvard Street Bridge around 9 a.m. The truck had to be backed out and towed from the scene.

The driver, a 29-year-old man from Pawtucket, R.I., was not injured, Fitch said. There was no damage to the overpass related to the crash.

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Signs along Storrow Drive and Soldiers Field Road warn drivers of height requirements under bridges, Fitch said.

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The crash is still under investigation.

Trucks sometimes become wedged under overpasses and in tunnels along Storrow Drive because of their low clearances.

Officials have tried signs, flashing lights, and more, to no avail thus far. Recently, an Australian company utilized a unique waterfall technique, hoping to make the incidents — known as “Storrowing” — a thing of the past.

Laney Ruckstuhl can be reached at laney.ruckstuhl@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @laneyruckstuhl.