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The role of the Silber Footbridge today is played by the condo building where James's Gate used to be in Jamaica Plain

Big hole in Bg Lots truck

Big hole in Big Lots truck. Photo via Mike.

A bit of trucking excitement enlivened a normally quiet stretch of South Street in Jamaica Plain at lunch time today when the driver of an 18-wheeler thought it would be a good idea to turn onto McBride Street only to learn it wasn't.

Once, when the corner was occupied by the parking lot and patio for James's Gate, he might have made it, but those are long gone, replaced with one of those trailer-piercing condo buildings that are all the rage in JP.

Mike, who forwarded the photo of the resulting trailer hole, wonders:

Driver must have been using some janky-ass GPS, because real trucking GPS wouldn't have sent him into this neighborhood, let alone down this street.

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That particular shot was courtesy of a neighbor.

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Are there any additional photos of the trailer or cab? If so please email these to my attention at [email protected]. Please reference the subject line as Boston Trailer.

Thank you.

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Serves them right for sending an 18 wheeler into this neighborhood in the first place.

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You say this like the truck driver was trying to gain some type of unfair benefit by entering the neighborhood.

This is bad for everyone involved, especially the truck. Nobody would have made this mistake if they knew in advance what these streets were like. We should be thinking about how to prevent this going forward, rather than saying "serves them right".

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. We should be thinking about how to prevent this going forward

Step One: Don't use smartphones or consumer-grade GPS when driving a big rig.

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Step two: Don't use big rigs to deliver things to urban neighborhoods.

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Thankful nobody was hurt.

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The back of the truck looks the words written upon it are "Big [Id]iots"

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The only Big Lots around are in Revere, Ashland and Lynn. McBride Street (nor even South Street) are not along the route connecting those stores.

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Amiright?

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Three-deckers are a bit less resilient than concrete footbridges.

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than aluminum clad OSB board, as evidenced by the damage to the trailer.

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ps Could not get the insert/edit link command to work.

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