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Longview Mayor Seeks Bridge Answer

     Longview Mayor Jay Dean has asked city leaders, to draw up cost estimates for increasing clearance under the Green Street Railroad Overpass.   Yesterday, the bridge claimed another victim, this time a city sanitation truck. The driver of the truck slammed into the overpass, which is clearly marked "10 foot clearance". It took emergency vehicles around an hour to free the truck from the bridge.

     This is the first of many accidents like this in the 79 year old bridge's history, the third already this year. The driver and passenger from yesterday's accident, both walked away with minor injuries.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting bhallmark@kltv.com

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