2019-07-26 10:05:15 UTC
beans, caused the collapse of a 100-year-old historic bridge in
North Dakota on Monday, officials said.
A 2005 Peterbilt semi-truck was driving on a weight-restricted
bridge over the Goose River near Northwood at around 1:15 p.m.
when the structure reportedly crumpled beneath it, causing the
trailer to hangover the west abutment, the Grand Forks County
Sheriffs Office said in a statement.
Authorities said the total weight of the truck was 43 tons -- or
86,750 pounds -- and the bridge had a limit of only 14 tons.
The bridge, built in 1906, was listed on the National Register
of Historic Places.
Police issued the driver of the truck a citation for $11,400 and
estimate repairs to the landmark could cost anywhere between
$800,000 and $1,000,000.
It was not immediately clear if weight-limit signs were posted,
and police said the incident was still under investigation.