LUCKY TO BE ALIVE: Bridge collapses with semi crossing it in central Missouri
NEAR WESTPHALIA, Mo. (KY3) -
The driver of a semi-trailer truck escaped injury when a rural Missouri bridge collapsed as he tried to cross it.
The crash occurred Monday on The Pentecostal Bridge, which crosses the Maries River on a rural road near Westphalia.
Osage County Sheriff Michael Bonham said the bridge had a 5-ton weight limit but the semi tried to cross it anyway, causing the bridge to collapse. The sheriff says it is unclear why the truck was driving on a gravel road that leads to the small bridge. An investigation is continuing.
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