By Geoffrey Croft
A tractor-trailer traveling across Central Park got stuck when it struck a stone arch vehicle bridge after not obeying posted traffic signs.
Police closed off the 65th Street Transverse in both directions for hours causing massive traffic delays.
The road connects the East side on Manhattan at Fifth Avenue to the West side at Central Park West through the park.
The driver of the truck was issued a summons for not obeying traffic posted signs.
The truck from Gamer Logistics, out of El Paso, Texas was transporting electronic components when it was unable to clear the final stone arch vehicle bridge.
Tight Squeeze. The truck, from Gamer Logistics, out of El Paso, Texas was transporting electronic components west bound across the park when it was unable to clear the final stone arch vehicle bridge.
The truck was able to clear two similar bridges before hitting the wooden roof of the last one about ten feet from freedom as it travelled to the westside of the park.
"This happens all the time," said an officer at the scene. "People don't pay attention or they think they can make it."
"All of (sic) trucks are equipped with satellite tracking which allows our office to monitor the movement of all trucks and assist in routing equipment around weather and traffic delays," the company's website states.
The vehicle was finally able to break free after air was taken out of the tires.
In 2012 a truck delivering newspapers was mangled after striking the 96th Street Transverse.
Some passengers traveling on the crosstown bus reportedly were let off in the middle of the park.
The driver of the vehicle lets air out of the tires.
Clearance signs are posted in both directions on the bridges and along Fifth and Central Park West before you enter the park.
Police on the scene.
Fifth Avenue. The 65th Street Transverse Road in Central Park was closed off in both directions for hours causing massive traffic delays.