Truck hits overpass at Ironworkers Memorial Bridge in North Vancouver

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Major traffic congestion is expected Tuesday night after a truck hit an overpass near the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge in North Vancouver.

Drive B.C. said in a statement posted around 7 p.m. that the overpass was struck on Main Street near Fern Street, forcing the closure of the eastbound lanes of Highway 1.

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Drivers are urged to use the Lions Gate Bridge in the meantime.

As of 9 p.m., the damage is still being assessed and the next update is expected around 11 p.m. Check for updates.

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This week’s incident is the latest in a rash of bridge collisions involving commercial vehicles across the province.

According to a B.C. Ministry of Transportation site on bridge strikes, there have now been two dozen documented crashes since December 2021, when data were first collected. Most involved driver error and a lack of proper permits.

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