KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- For the third time in five days, a truck has been pinned under the Independence Avenue Bridge near Wilson Road after trying to drive under the 12-foot railroad overpass.

A Hogan Trucking vehicle tried to squeeze under the bridge around 7:55 a.m. Thursday, but got stuck underneath, an occurrence that has become all too common at that location over the years.

A Sysco Corporation semi also got stuck after running into the bottom of the bridge, on Tuesday. On Saturday, a TransAm Trucking semi was torn open and partially flipped over while trying to pass.

It's been a constant issue over the years for authorities and those with homes and businesses nearby. Kansas City's Public Works Department has spent thousands of dollars over the years on signage to warn people about the low bridge, and the Kansas City Terminal Railway---which owns the bridge---has spent close to $100,000 over the last decade on repairs and signage. 

Despite the high costs, city officials told KCTV5 News last year that any effort to significantly alter the structure to accommodate taller vehicles would come at a massive cost.

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