By Carol Tannenhauser
A box truck “struck” and stuck under an historic stone arch bridge over the 65th Street Transverse Road in Central Park on Friday at around 12:49pm, a New York Fire Department (FDNY) spokesperson told WSR.
The New York Police Department (NYPD), Office of Emergency Management (OEM), and Department of Transportation (DOT) were also summoned to the scene.
According to the police report, the “freight liner truck sustained damage to its top.” Neither the police nor fire department noted whether there was damage to the bridge, which was built in 1935.
Police closed the transverse while the FDNY worked to release the truck, “which they did apparently by letting the air out of the truck’s tires, lowering it enough to move it from under the overpass,” according to Upper East Site.
We have queried DOT and OEM, and will update if more details come in.