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By adamg - 9/9/19 - 8:45 am

Storrowing Week continues with a driver who wedged his box truck into the Bowker Overpass at the Fenway exits on Storrow outbound this morning. State Police report they had to shut the right lane at Fenway exits to get the thing out. Eye-in-the-sky video of the non-motile truck.

By adamg - 9/6/19 - 5:05 pm
Rolld over car at Bowker Overpass

Rolled over car. Photo by Kyle Stratis.

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Robert Alvarez reports getting onto Storrow Drive at Charlesgate quickly became a mess after a car rolled over around 5 p.m. WFXT reports the car was carjacked nearby about 15 minutes earlier and had been driving the wrong way.

By adamg - 9/6/19 - 2:37 pm

Shortly before 1 p.m, State Police reported somebody drove an "overheight" truck right into the bottom of a bridge on the outbound side. No injuries, but the right travel lane had to be shut while the remains of the truck were extracted. WCVB has more.

Earlier:
Somebody with a better calendar.

By adamg - 9/3/19 - 6:57 am
Storrowed rental truck on Storrow Drive

Around 11 p.m. on Monday, just before the end of another Allston Christmas, the driver of a rental truck made contact with the Silber Way footbridge on Storrow Drive, as Chris shows us.

Now, the truck is facing inbound on the outbound side of Storrow; in an attempt to get it out. Presumably, they eventually figured it out. Another view, by KMV: Read more.

By adamg - 8/16/19 - 8:42 pm
Bridge demolishs truck

Some time before 8:25 p.m. or so, when Dev arrived at the scene, the driver of a box truck learned his truck was no match for the Grand Junction train bridge just before the BU Bridge, where Soldiers Field Road inbound becomes Storrow Drive. The judges rate this 9/10, deducting a point because the truck did not disgorge its contents all over the road.

By adamg - 7/30/19 - 9:47 am

What the State Police called an overheight tractor trailer got up close and personal with the Dartmouth Street footbridge on the inbound side of Storrow Drive right in the middle of rush hour this morning. Everybody had a hearty chuckle, especially the people who got stuck in a backup that extended back to North Harvard Street on Soldiers Field Road.

By adamg - 7/5/19 - 9:42 am
Remains of vehicle near Clarendon Street

Some of the remains of the vehicle. Photo by KMV.

KMV reports on a crash shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Back Street at Clarendon Street in the Back Bay, apparently caused when a driver decided to take some friends on a spin down Storrow Drive in his 2000 Cadillac sedan, even though it was still blocked off with barriers for the post-fireworks cleanup. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/19 - 11:12 am

Truck driver goes full steam ahead on Storrow Drive

Roving UHub reporter Katy B. watched the action this morning when a box-truck driver came face to face with a "CARS ONLY" sign on a ramp to Storrow Drive: He said screw this and hit the accelerator.

By adamg - 4/22/19 - 4:25 pm
Storrowed truck near BU

The Storrow bridges maintained their undefeated record this afternoon as James Noonan shows us on the eastbound side, at BU.

Matt Niermeyer gives us another view of the remains of the truck: Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/19 - 8:56 am

WBZ shows us a what a beached cement truck looks like after it rolled over around 5 a.m. on the ramp from the Tobin that leads to I-93 south and Storrow Drive. State Police held off recovery efforts so that other drivers could squeeze by in the one remaining lane. The ramp was due to be shut at 9 a.m. to let crews get the truck out of there.

By adamg - 3/31/19 - 1:47 pm

State Police report bail for the Uber driver charged with raping a passenger on Storrow Drive early Saturday was increased from $25,000 to $100,000 after ICE signaled it wants to take custody of him because he is a Ugandan citizen. State Police say he is still in their custody and will be arraigned on two counts of rape in Boston Municipal Court tomorrow.

By adamg - 3/30/19 - 3:40 pm

State Police report arresting a Waltham man on charges he pulled his Uber over on Storrow Drive near the Hatch Shell and raped his passenger early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/19 - 3:05 pm
Two views of a truck that has had its roof peeled back by a Storrow Drive bridge

Roving UHub photographer Liz Robson got a good view of a freshly shaved box truck on Storrow Drive from the Fairfield Street footbridge this afternoon. The judges gave this storrowing high marks for style, but deducted points for the truck being empty and so having nothing to spew all over the road.

Jaili got a closeup of the newly jagged edges where the roof used to be on this good ol' truck out of Grapevine, TX: Read more.

By adamg - 2/11/19 - 5:19 pm
Box truck narrowly avoids storrowing

A box-truck driver decided discretion was the better part of valor and hit the brakes a couple feet short of a Storrow bridge rather than getting up to ramming speed this afternoon, DF reports.

By adamg - 1/10/19 - 11:44 am
Smoke in the area near the Mass. Ave. bridge

Smoke pic by Benjamin Day.

The Massachusetts Avenue Bridge and the connecting Storrow Drive were shut this morning when a homeless encampment under the Boston side of the bridge caught fire, sending smoke billowing into the air and bringing firefighters racing from both Boston and Cambridge. Read more.

By adamg - 12/30/18 - 1:19 pm
Another truck storrowed

The bridges of the river roads (and Dorchester) put a few more notches in their support beams this year as truck drivers continued to either drive into them or had to make an ignominious reverse drive of shame after narrowly avoiding a haircut caused by not paying attention to those "CARS ONLY" signs: Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/18 - 8:59 pm
Storrowed truck

Get 'er up to ramming speed and damn the torpedoes! DF captured the scene on Storrow Drive inbound at the Silber footbridge around 6 p.m. Scroll down the comments for a photo of the truck's contents.

By adamg - 12/3/18 - 11:38 pm

WBZ reports on the elimination of a lane outbound at the start of Storrow Drive.

By adamg - 9/14/18 - 9:44 am
Storrowed truck on Storrow Drive

Jason Richardson spotted the results of what he called a "slight Storrowing" this morning just inbound from the Longfellow Bridge.

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