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Independence Avenue bridge goes 3-0 this week

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Posted at 4:48 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 17:48:36-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bridge: 3, trucks: 0.

Three trucks have crashed into the Independence Avenue bridge near Wilson Avenue this week, according to Kansas City, Missouri, police.

KCPD said the first crash happened Sunday, the second Tuesday and third on Thursday.

The bridge, nicknamed "the truck stop" has won many a battle with trucks in Kansas City over the years.

Despite numerous low clearance signs put in place by the bridge's owner and the city, crashes still occasionally happen.

The solution isn't an easy one, though. 41 Action News reported in 2019 it would involve raising the bridge or lowering the roadway — both options that require a lot of funds.