We are not the only town around with a low bridge problem. Worcester had a very expensive chronic problem with the Providence and Worcester railroad bridge that spanned a heavily travelled truck route. Using the God-like prowess of Google once again, I found a October 2014 clipping from the Worcester Telegram that told me that Worcester may have found the answer for our truck-eating bridge. Their Department of Public Works looked at a number of options, including blinking lights and a high clearance bar spanning the travel lane. The underlying problem was the same, out of state truckers following what their Garmins or dispatchers were telling them, and not seeing the warning signs until it was too late. Twenty trucks got stuck under the bridge in 2014. The cure? Chains and metal tubes that make a racket when they are hit. They used to have a lot of trucks hit the bridge, regularly. The spokesman for the Worcester DPW told me that the new devices have been in place a year and a half, and since then only one truck has hit the bridge.