Cars crushed as trailer gets stuck under downtown Calgary bridge

A trailer filled with cars collided with a downtown Calgary bridge, crushing the cars it was carrying and getting stuck shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Police and fire officials were on scene around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

The trailer was stuck at 10th Avenue and First Street S.W. in downtown Calgary. (Fuat Seker/Radio-Canada)

A trailer filled with cars collided with a downtown Calgary bridge, crushing the cars it was carrying and getting stuck shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

A car on a trailer was crushed after it was driven under a too-low bridge in downtown Calgary. (Fuat Seker/Radio-Canada)

The incident, which happened at First Street S.W. between Ninth and 10th Avenue, tied up traffic. It was stuck under the pavilion underneath the iconic glass Canadian Pacific Railway dome.

The fire department was on scene after a trailer full of cars got stuck, crushing some of the vehicles, in downtown Calgary Wednesday. (Monty Kruger/CBC)

Police and fire officials were on scene, with fire investigating to ensure there were no structural issues on the walkway.

A sign posted on the road states it has a 3.8-metre clearance. Officials continue to investigate. 

Got a great shot of a news event around Calgary? Send it to us at calgaryphotos@cbc.ca. (Submitted by Bryn Welter)

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