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    A Boston story in 50 words

    4/30/09 Cambridge, MA -- A tractor trailer on Memorial Drive collided with and became stuck under a pedestrian bridge in Cambridge Thursday afternoon April 30, 2009. According to workers on site the truck was carrying a shipment of computer equipment bound for Micro Center when it missed its turn and collided with the overpass. State Troopers said the driver was carrying paperwork instructing him to disregard signs warning motorists about the bridge's clearance height. Erik Jacobs for the Boston Globe Library Tag 05012009
    Erik Jacobs for the Boston Globe
    A tractor trailer on Memorial Drive got stuck under a pedestrian bridge in Cambridge in 2009.
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    Young and with college behind, I drove my VW bug with its over-inflated tires. I bounced down Memorial Drive. Oncoming, a small, yet too-high, truck stuck the bridge. The top peeled back like a can. Too many years ago for a cell phone, I drove on as metal fell loudly.

    —MONIQUE DOYLE, Franklin