Friday, October 27, 2006
BRIDGE 1, BUS 0
Around 20:00 last night, 4516, working the 92 on 6029 block, was diverted off of High Street in West Chester due to the borough's annual Halloween parade (which needs to be moved to a weekend; a lot of residents north and south of downtown have complained for years about gridlock in the neighborhoods with workers going home and parade participants arriving at the same time). Unfortunately, the bus made the wrong turn on the diversion and went east on Barnard St where it struck a low bridge (clearance of 9' 6"). The HVAC unit and part of the top of the bus was sheared off and a lot of fluids on the roadway (requiring a fire department response), but other than that, there was very little damage.