Kinnickinnic 'can opener' strikes again as semi strikes the Milwaukee bridge

Semi hit the South Kinnickinnic Avenue bridge again.
Semi hit the South Kinnickinnic Avenue bridge again.

Another semitractor-trailer became stuck after hitting the bridge Tuesday on South Kinnickinnic Avenue at the KK River.

The low-hanging railroad bridge has become a frequent obstacle for semi drivers over the years. So much so, the bridge has earned the nickname the "KK can opener."

Semi hit the South Kinnickinnic Avenue bridge again.
Semi hit the South Kinnickinnic Avenue bridge again.

Milwaukee police provided a brief statement that simply states, "A semi struck a bridge." No injuries were reported, according to police. Traffic was shut down at about 1:30 p.m. as the semi traveling southbound hit the bridge and part of trailer was suspended.

Semi hit the South Kinnickinnic Avenue bridge again.
Semi hit the South Kinnickinnic Avenue bridge again.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the bridge is about 13 to 13½ feet tall, which is about the typical height of a semi. A flashing yellow sign that states "low bridge" is below the bridge.

This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Kinnickinnic 'can opener' strikes again as semi hits Milwaukee bridge