Sunday, January 03, 2021

EPIC Kansas City Independence Avenue Bridge Kills First Truck Of 2021

A local legend reigns supreme and reminds us that so many drivers out there are on auto-pilot and not really paying attention. Be safe.

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Independence Avenue Bridge remains undefeated as 2021 begins

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- It took just three days into 2021 for the Independence Avenue Bridge to strike again. No one was injured after a semi-truck struck Kansas City's most famous bridge at Independence Ave. and Wilson Road. It happened Sunday evening, according to the Kansas City Fire Department.

9 comments:

Topeka Reader said...

When the weather warms up I want to see this engineering marvel that is the Independence Ave bridge. I have been enjoying the news coverage on this bridge for awhile. What I don't understand is why this keeps happening with all the coverage on TV, radio, print, and internet sites like this one. One would think that trucking companys would make a note to inform the drivers not to drive on that road anymore.

Anonymous said...

Laughed out loud. Thanks..........

Anonymous said...

That is one tough bridge.

The old guys knew how to build bridges back in the day.

Anonymous said...

Trucking companies use notoriously out of date software in their GPS. We had a 53 footer turn down our narrow residential street trying to follow his company software to an address that didn't exist (on it), but in fact has been in industrial usage with address for at least four years now 6 miles in the opposite direction. His personal phone clearly showed the address and even the company name, but he was a driver for swift. I would bet google maps has some sort of height warning label on this bridge, but not for certain.

Anonymous said...

Ouch! Crap...I hit my head on that same pipe in my basement. Guess I'll blame the pipe and pay to tear all the plumbing out of my house.

Ghetto Mama KCMO said...

Time to quit using the bridge for truckers...go around it

Ghetto Mama KCMO said...

Yes 1920 the bridge was built...good ol days

Ghetto Mama KCMO said...

Time to quit using the bridge for truckers...go around it

Ghetto Mama KCMO said...

Time to quit using the bridge for truckers...go around it