Lawmakers fed up with trucks constantly striking Glenville bridge
State Sen. Jim Tedisco says enough is enough at the Glenridge Road Bridge in Glenville.
Two more trucks hit the bridge on Monday. That brings the total to three just this month, and more than 100 times overall.
Tedisco, Assembly member Mary Beth Walsh, and Glenville Supervisor Chris Koetzle want Gov. Hochul to make the Department of Transportation and CP Rail take steps to help mitigate the bridge strikes. They say they are not only dangerous to the public, but very costly.
"At this point, the leadership at the DOT are just giving us lip service that something significant will be done to mitigate these bridge strikes. It’s time for Governor Hochul to personally get involved and directly intervene before there is a significant injury or loss of life," Tedisco said in a statement.
The three lawmakers say the constant bridge strikes have cost Glenville taxpayers $50,000.