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Backhoe on Truck Transport Strikes Linwood Avenue Overpass Route 17 Southbound in Ridgewood

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photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, a backhoe being transported on a flatbed tractor trailer struck the Linwood Avenue overpass of Route 17 southbound in Ridgewood on Wednesday afternoon, 01/27 before falling to the highway and blocking two (2) southbound travel lanes. A southbound passenger vehicle was damaged by resultant debris, but no injuries were reported in the incident. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire Department, and NJDOT personnel responded to the scene. A heavy duty tow truck righted the flipped backhoe, which was removed from the highway by the flatbed tractor trailer that it had fallen from.

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6 thoughts on “Backhoe on Truck Transport Strikes Linwood Avenue Overpass Route 17 Southbound in Ridgewood

  1. Why is the backhoe, which has a top speed of 19mph, in the fast lane…?

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  2. Ridgewood NJ, a backhoe being transported on a flatbed tractor trailer struck the Linwood Avenue overpass of Route 17 southbound in Ridgewood

  3. “Why is the backhoe, which has a top speed of 19mph, in the fast lane…?”

    Just curious… Are you a product of a Ridgewood education ??

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  4. Not ridgewood but am proud of my education!

  5. Reading Comp or Writing ( Not )the unclear culprit here..

    BackHoe ..is that a Dutch word ??

  6. In fast lane …more time for Bud ..after freezing their tail off in a wet ditch ..

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