A truck driving east on Ninth Street near Smith Street on Saturday afternoon smashed into scaffolding outside the subway station there, causing it to collapse dramatically, DNAinfo reports. No one was injured, but northbound service at the stop was suspended, a walkway was rendered inaccessible, and train-speeds were restricted.
The elevated station, the highest in the subway system at more than 80 feet above ground, was closed in June 2011 for renovations, reopening almost two years later, airier and with more reliable escalators, sturdier stairs and better platforms. It picks up and drops off F and G train riders at the intersection of Carroll Gardens, Gowanus and Red Hook—the only station anywhere near the latter.
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