CSX Railroad Viaducts Now Better Marked In Defiance

It just got a lit­tle safer for tall vehi­cles to pass through Defi­ance. Low clear­ance at sev­eral CSX Rail­road viaducts are now more clearly marked, due to the place­ment of new-permanant signs on two Defi­ance streets.

The new 10-foot high signs are now plainly vis­i­ble on either side of the viaducts on South Clin­ton Street and South Jef­fer­son Avenue. Both of those low over­passes have been hit by over­height trucks on a num­ber of occas­sions.

Clear­ance under the low­est of the two is only 11 feet, 9 inches. The other is 12 feet, 5 inches.

The new signs are elec­tric, and flash mes­sages warn­ing of the low viaduct and giv­ing the exact clear­ance for truck­ers. They cost more than $43,000.

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