Loud noise heard from Montague’s Fifth St. Bridge caused by trapped log

Franklin County

TURNERS FALLS, Mass. (WWLP) – The Turners Falls Fire Department received multiple calls Wednesday about a loud banging noise coming from Montague’s Fifth Street Bridge.

People were hearing “violent” and “constant” banging, and after the bridge had just re-opened after a recent renovation, some residents feared another closure.

Turners Falls Fire received several noise complaints late Wednesday afternoon. They sent a crew to investigate the loud banging, and they discovered a large log trapped beneath the bridge.

The Fire Department took to Facebook to let residents know something was caught in the rocks in the canal under the bridge, causing the loud banging noise.

Turners Falls Fire Chief John Zellmann told 22News, “We came down took a look out. We found a large log pinned underneath the bridge, making a lot of scraping noises. Due to the bridges here in town, people made several phone calls to the firehouse asking what’s going on, thought there was a problem with the bridge.”

Chief Zellmann told 22News, MassDOT and First Light Power Company came up with a plan and solved the problem Thursday morning.

Zellmann said there’s no damage to the bridge and peace has returned to Turners Falls.

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