SHORT HILLS, NJ - The bridge just past the Short Hills Train Station, on the corner of Chatham Road and Forrest Drive is clearly marked as having a clearance height of 11 feet, 4 inches. Despite that, drivers will still occasionally get their trucks wedged in the underside of that bridge.
That was the case yesterday afternoon, when a delivery truck was stuck under the bridge. Local police showed up on scene to cordon off the roadway and move the truck out from under the bridge.
When TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills arrived on scene, officers had successfully backed the truck out, deflating its tires to bring it down to the proper height.
As Millburn patrolman David Pinero explained, he and patrolman Brian Larcom, the department received word that the truck had become wedged around 6:15. After a roughly 20-minute operation, Pinero said that officers were able to remove the truck.
Pinero also confirmed that the truck was 12 feet even, almost a full foot too high for the bridge. After removing the truck, officers cleaned up the scene, with minimal delays to the commuters in the area. Millburn was assisted in the operation by the New Jersey State Transit Police.