Semi-truck gets stuck under Napa-Trent bridge, blocking car and train traffic

<p><p>A semitruck got wedged under the bridge at Napa Street and Trent Avenue, bringing car and train traffic to a halt for a couple of hours Tuesday. </p></p><p><p>A man in his 60s was driving the semi around 11:30 a.m. on Napa Street and failed to clear the bridge’s height, said Spokane police Cpl. Nick Briggs, a spokesman for the department.</p></p><p><p>He said the trailer sustained extensive damage but no obvious damage was observed on the bridge. Police cited the driver, who reportedly has decades of truck-driving experience, for suspicion of failure to obey a traffic control device (the bridge height warning) – an infraction.</p></p><p><p>Briggs said two tow trucks had to help the truck get unstuck, and that there were no injuries.</p></p><p><p>Trains destined to go on the bridge were forced to stop for about two hours.</p></p><p><p>Briggs said it’s “not an uncommon occurrence” to see semitrucks get stuck under bridges in Spokane.</p></p>